Opus One

Opus One

Opus One is a joint venture, started in 1980 between Baron Philippe de Rothschild from Mouton-Rothschild (1er Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux) and Robert Mondavi.

The idea was to create a red wine in Bordeaux style, made from particularly Napa Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Until 1982 the wine was called “Napamédoc”, to give an idea about the philosophy of the project.

In 1989 they built a new, state-of-the-art winery in Oakville. Already one of the most expensive wines at that time from California, in the 1990’s it became a very popular wine with high demand in both Europe and Asia, reaching cult status. Although the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is used the most, they might also use the other “Bordeaux” grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec in their blend.

The wine will age for 18 months in new french oak barrels, and an additional 15 months in the bottle, before it will be released on the market, usually the first of October. The label shows the silhouette of both Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. 

In 1993, Opus One introduced their second wine, called “Overture”, made from grapes which didn’t make it into the “Grand Vin”. In 2005, the Robert Mondavi winery (including the Opus One share) was sold to Constellation Brands, but the Rothschild family still is a part-owner of the venture.

With almost 70 Ha under vine, the estate is capable of producing an annual average of 25.000 cases. Top vintages from Opus One are: 1990, 1997,2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

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Wines from Opus One

ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
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Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Opus One • Overture release 2018 2018 0,75 24 € 119,00 € 143,99
Opus One • Overture release 2019 2019 0,75 30 € 139,00 € 168,19
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1999 1,5 1 € 799,00 € 966,79
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2015 0,75 97 98 9 2 € 299,00 € 361,79

Wines from Opus One

Overture release 2018  |  Proprietary Red Wine  | 


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ProducerName Vintage l. Parker
Robert Parker is one of the world's most infuential wine critics. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points.
WS/JS
Ratings from WineSpectator/James Suckling. Ratings are from 50 – 100 points
Other
Tasting Notes from other wine professionals like Jancis Robinson, Rene Gabriel, Burghound etc. Ratings are from 10-20 points.
BOW
Rating from the Best of Wines Tasting panel. Ratings are from 5 – 10 points
#
Number of bottles in stock
Price (incl. VAT)
Opus One • Overture 2015 0,75 0 sold out
Opus One • Overture release 2016 2016 0,75 0 sold out
Opus One • Overture release 2017 2017 0,75 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1985 0,75 88 87 6.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1987 0,75 93 96 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1989 0,75 87 6.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1990 0,75 93 96 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1991 0,75 92 89 7.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1994 0,75 92 92 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1995 0,75 92 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1995 1,5 92 7.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1996 0,375 94 88 7.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1996 0,75 94 88 7.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1997 0,75 88 94 7.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine (slightly bin soiled label) 1997 0,75 94 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1998 0,375 86 88 7- 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1998 0,75 86 88 7- 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 1999 0,75 88 89 7 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2000 0,75 89 7 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2001 0,75 90 89 7 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2003 0,75 94 93 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2004 0,75 96 93 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2005 0,75 95 92 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2006 0,75 93 93 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2008 0,75 92 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2009 0,75 92 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2010 0,75 96 92 8+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2011 0,375 92 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2011 0,75 92 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2011 1,5 92 8 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2012 0,75 96 93 8.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2012 0,375 96 93 8.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2012 1,5 96 93 8.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2013 0,375 97 100 9.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2013 0,75 97 100 9.5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2013 1,5 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2014 0,75 96 97 9 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2014 1,5 96 97 9 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2016 0,375 98 99 9+ 0 sold out
Opus One • Proprietary Red Wine 2016 0,75 98 99 9+ 0 sold out