Wine Review: Opus One Overture

Basic Information – Opus One Overture

Producer – Opus One Winery

Vintage – N/V

Region – California – Napa Valley

Varietal – Bordeaux Blend

Pricing – $130.00

Appearance

The Opus One Overture is medium ruby in color. 

Aroma/Nose

This wine is clean with a pronounced intensity of aromas. Dark fruits such as blackberry, black plum and black cherry fill the nose followed by a sweet spice licorice type note. This wine is developing. 

Taste/Palate

This wine is dry with a medium acidity, tannin level and medium plus body. The palate follows the nose for the most part with a high intensity of black fruit flavors such as the blackberry and black cherry followed by the sweet spice and long vanilla finish. 

Overall Experience 

This Opus One Overture hits all the marks for intensity, complexity, balance and length of finish making it an outstanding wine. This wine is good to drink now, but suitable for further aging. We like this so much we picked up a bottle for home. 

Pairings 

Food – Beef, Lamb, Game and Poultry

Cigar – Las Calaveras EL 2018Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro

Publication Ratings

Decanter – 93pts. 

Winemakers Notes

Overture is a timeless reflection of our Opus One estate vineyards. This remarkable terroir expresses itself in the complex aromas, flavors and especially, textures of Overture. The classic blackberry and cassis character of Cabernet Sauvignon melds seamlessly with the black cherry, red currant and violet from the Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  The blending of wine-lots across vintages and extended barrel aging gives Overture a supple structure and silky texture.

About Opus One Winery – https://www.opusonewinery.com