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Opus One Proprietary Red 2010 [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Napa Valley, California) - [ST 95]
Opus One Proprietary Red 2010 [375ml HALF BOTTLE] (Napa Valley, California) - [ST 95]

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Winery: Opus One
Varietal: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 5.5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 375 ml

Product Code: OPUSONE10-H-W

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Notes from the Winemaker (2009 vintage):

The result of a partnership between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild to create a Bordeaux style blend in Napa Valley.

The 2009 vintage saw cool temperatures during bloom and maturation, with two short heat spells in September.  The harvest began on September 21st and provided an exhilarating finish on October 20th after a record rainfall for October.

Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso.  Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 3%, and Malbec 1%

Skin Contact: 20 Days

Barrel Aging: 17 Months in New French Oak

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"(the blend is based on 84% cabernet sauvignon):  Good saturated medium ruby.  Riper on the nose than the young 2011, offering scents of blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, licorice and leather.  Wonderfully suave and silky in the mouth, with terrific concentration and aromatic lift to the savory dark berry, crushed stone and mineral flavors.  Really stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight.  Boasts great clarity and outstanding depth, not to mention a finesse of texture rare for California cabernet.  "Maybe my best vintage yet," said winemaker Michael Silacci.  A beauty." - Stephen Tanzer (May/Jun 2013)

93 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2009 vintage):
"Full medium ruby.  Wild, flamboyantly expressive aromas of black raspberry, crystallized blackberry, smoke, leather, licorice, bitter chocolate and cedar, lifted by violet and spices.  Smooth, mouthfilling and decidedly dry, with a lightly dusty character to its flavors of dark fruits, minerals and game.  The broad, very long finish features building tannins.  Quite different in style from the higher-pitched 2008, which was tighter and more floral at the same stage of its evolution." - Stephen Tanzer (May '12)

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