opus one, overture, napa valley 2021
DECANTER
93

2021 opus one, overture, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Like a concerto, Overture is a powerful and harmonious yet delicate wine, something that can move people emotionally. It blends new and old-world wines through the use of world-class cabernet sauvignon. Given a decade-plus of aging, this second wine from Opus One will achieve remarkable elegance and sophistication.

Critics Scores

DECANTER
93

Decanter

A multi-vintage blend of mostly 2018 and some 2017, this is a fine, fruity and extremely likable second wine from Opus. It has good construction on the palate with blackcurrants, Morello cherries and soft wood spicing with concentration and drive. The aromas and flavours open and evolve after a few minutes in the glass giving succulent sweet cherry and blueberry notes alongside some savoury olive and ash elements. Overture comprises roughly 10-15% of the total Opus production. First released 1993 and was, until 2014, primarily sold via cellar door. More than 50 lots are vinified separately then blended and aged for 17 months in French oak, 50% new.