Name – Opus One 2012
Producer – Opus One Winery
Vintage – 2012
Region – USA – California – Napa Valley
Varietal – 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petite Verdot, 6% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Pricing – $350
The clarity of this wine is clear. The color is medium hues of ruby.
The condition of the nose is clean with a medium intensity of aromas. The aromas consisted of black fruits, earth, sweet spice and oak.
This is a dry wine with high acidity and tannins. It is a true full bodied wine. The flavor profile carries from the nose with notes of black fruits, black cherry and earthy notes. The finish is long with flavors of toasted oak.
We thought the Opus One 2012 was an elegant wine with a flavor profile that was balanced and complex. This sipped smoother than the 2014 we were able to sample side by side. We believe the aging process played a significant role in that portion of the experience. Now the price point for Opus One is high, we suggest picking up a red Bordeaux for a similar drinking experience.
Food – Beef, Lamb and Poultry
James Suckling – 97pts.
Wine Advocate – 96pts.
Decanter – 94pts.
Wine Spectator – 93pts.
The wine effuses dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine’s round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine offers lively acidity and a sturdy structure with a long lingering finish.
About Opus One Winery – https://www.opusonewinery.com/