Opus One, 1997

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.

Opus One, 1997

Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.




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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Michael Silacci Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 103040
Estate Notes

Opus One’s 1997 vintage is intense, generous and complex, and drinking beautifully right now. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

Baronne Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi created Opus One in 1979. It became the USA’s first premium fine wine and remains one of Napa Valley’s leading producers to this day, combining traditional techniques in the vineyards with a state-of-the-art winery and cellars.

Opus One is an absolutely stunning New World red.


"The 1997 Opus One tastes like it was made yesterday, not 16 years ago. One of the most opulent, racy wines in this vertical, the 1997 literally explodes from the glass. Juicy dark red cherries, menthol, tobacco and licorice all make an appearance as the 1997 opens up over time. Readers holding the 1997 are in for a thrill. Even though the growing season was defined by hot weather, a short maturation cycle and a large crop, the wine turned out beautifully." Antonio Galloni

"A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex." Wine Spectator

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