Opus One 2018 is a highly esteemed red wine crafted from the finest grapes sourced from the renowned Napa Valley and Bordeaux regions.
Opus One

Opus One 2018 750ml

The vineyards enjoyed idyllic growing conditions with consistent weather and milder temperatures in 2018. The beginning of the year was notably dry; however, well-timed rainfall just before budbreak provided the necessary water for canopy development. Flawless conditions ensued during flowering and fruit set which led to higher-than-average yields. While the season got off to a later start, veraison occurred only seven days later than the average which gave the fruit the necessary time to ripen perfectly. Harvest began on September 19th with a steady pace that continued until the last fruit arrived on October 25th.

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Opus One 2018 is a highly esteemed red wine crafted from the finest grapes sourced from the renowned Napa Valley and Bordeaux regions.

  • Iconic Collaboration: Firstly, Opus One 2018 represents the harmonious collaboration between two legendary wine families. Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Bordeaux’s Château Mouton Rothschild and Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi Winery. Together, they bring decades of winemaking expertise to create a wine of unparalleled quality and elegance.
  • Exceptional Terroir: Secondly, the grapes for Opus are sourced from select vineyards across Napa Valley and Bordeaux. This is where the unique terroir contributes to the wine’s distinctive character. The Napa Valley fruit imparts richness and depth, while the Bordeaux influence adds complexity and structure. This results in a wine of exceptional balance and finesse.
  • Superlative Vintage: In addition, the 2018 vintage is widely regarded as one of the finest in recent years. Characterized by ideal growing conditions that allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. Resulting in optimal flavor development and phenolic maturity. This translates into a wine of exceptional depth, complexity, and age-worthiness.
  • Elegant Complexity: Opus One 2018 is a Bordeaux-style blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. It is  complemented by smaller proportions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The wine exhibits an enticing bouquet of dark fruits, cassis, blackberries, and plums, accented by notes of graphite, cedar, tobacco, and vanilla.
  • Silky Texture: Furthermore, on the palate, Opus offers a luxurious mouthfeel with velvety tannins and well-integrated oak. The wine’s ripe fruit flavors are beautifully balanced by vibrant acidity, culminating in a long, lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression.
  • Cellaring Potential: While Opus is delicious in its youth, it has the structure and complexity to age gracefully for decades to come. With proper cellaring, this wine will continue to evolve and develop additional layers of nuance and complexity, rewarding those with the patience to wait.

Overall, Opus One 2018 is a masterpiece of winemaking. It represents the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship. It is a wine of extraordinary elegance and refinement, worthy of its place among the world’s finest wines.

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