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2013 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley

America/United States, California
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Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Opus One
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 6%, Malbec 2%
¥55,000  (incl. tax)
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Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Opus One
Vintage 2013
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 6%, Malbec 2%
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97Vinous - Antonio Galloni
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code OO-4BL--13
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Tasting notes

The 2013 Opus One offers splendid aromas of blueberry, cassis, and blackberries with highlights of rose, anise and baking spices. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit with juicy freshness. Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate.

Production

Vintage Notes

A very dry and unseasonably warm winter gave the vines an early start to the growing season and set in motion what would become an extraordinary vintage for Opus One. Flowering occurred under near-perfect conditions which led to excellent fruit set throughout our Oakville estate vineyards and ensured a bountiful harvest – though smaller than the previous year. Ideal conditions continued during the summer with moderate temperatures prevailing until harvest began after midnight on September 5th. Despite sporadic stops due to weather events, the relatively compressed harvest was completed on October 8th.

Vinification

  • Skin Contact: 18 days
  • Barrel aged for 17.5 months in new French oak