Opus One

2016 Oakville Napa Valley

Red Blend •Opus One Estate

California: Napa Valley: Oakville

Offer Expired:May 07, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$400.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The One

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“Call it a hat trick: Opus One knocks it out of the park… 2016 is the vintage winemakers can’t remember because it was so uneventful. “We had plenty of rain in the early part of the year,” commented Opus One winemaker Michael Silacci, “followed by an early budbreak. We were able to pick fairly regularly with an even flow in the cellar.” The more 2016s I taste, the harder it is to fault this decadent, rich, blue, and black-fruited vintage.” 2016 a very decadent expression of Opus One with a provocatively effortless harmoniousness that is truly difficult to resist.”Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

We have no words to add to that, but the wine press does:

99 Points – James Suckling - “Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.”

98 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One offers up bold, expressive black and blue fruits: warm black plums, black cherries, blackcurrants and wild blueberries with a beautiful undercurrent of lilacs, roses, fertile loam, underbrush and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly coiled spring ready to explode, with fantastic tension and wonderfully ripe, very fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a mineral lift. Drink 2022-2055.”

97+ Points – Jeb Dunnuck - “The 2016 Opus One is brilliant and shows yet again that 2016 was a magical vintage for Napa Valley. Based largely on Cabernet Sauvignon mixed with 8% each of Petit Verdot and Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Malbec, its deep purple hue is followed by a beautiful bouquet of black cherries, crème de cassis, and blueberry fruit intermixed with notions of cedary spice, toasty oak, graphite, and flowers. With an almost Bordeaux-like class and structure, this full-bodied beauty has no hard edges, plenty of ripe tannins, and is extraordinarily pure, elegant, and long. It can be drunk today (give it a healthy decant) or cellared for 2-3 decades. Drink 2020-2050.”

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Michael Silacci
Varietals
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Opus One Estate
Alcohol
14.5%
Skin Contact
17 days
Aging
18 months
Barrels
100% new French oak
Production
Not enough!

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 07, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$400.00
Avg. Price
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