opus one, napa valley 2010

opus one, napa valley 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96
DECANTER
97

Critics' Scores

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    96
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years.

  • DECANTER
    97
    Decanter

    A harvest lasting 30 days offered structure and tannins, deep and complex fruit with earthy nuances, still bursting with energy.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    96
    James Suckling

    One of the best ever from Opus, it shows beautiful blackcurrant cabernet sauvignon character. A powerful and poised wine with well-crafted tannins. Needs about four years to soften.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    92
    Wine Spectator

    Offers both a rich, supple, seamless core of earthy dark berry and touches of rustic loam and dried leather scents, the latter of which give this a drying sensation on the palate. Ends with dried herb, olive and savory notes that Opus fans will love, others perhaps less so. A classic Opus.

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