Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011 (1500ml)

$782

Rare Magnums (1.5L) of the Opus One 2011 now available - limited. 94 points Antonio Galloni:  "The 2011 Opus One comes across as quite powerful and intense. Raspberry jam, rose petals, savory herbs and mint, all come together beautifully in the glass. The tannins are going to need a few years to soften, but the 2011 continues to develop very nicely in bottle. This is a very strong showing, especially within the context of the year. The 2011 is dark and even a bit rough round the edges, particularly when tasted alongside the surrounding vintages. The lithe, mid-weight, savory style is at times more Old World than New, yet all the elements are in the right place.."

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Ratings on Delectable

Fredrik Finn Delectable Pro

Absolutely outstanding performance by the 2011 Opus One. Dense and concentrated with a mesmerising complexity, a fresh and vibrant core that keeps the wine very much alive with a penetrating sensation through an everlasting finish. The nose shows an multidimensional complexity, ranging from cassis, blackberries, lavender, through cedar, pencil shavings, coffee, cocoa powder before finishing with a gravelly sensation. The palate is marked by its high, yet powdery tannins with a good acidity with an athletic stamina that holds the complex profile a length that lasts for minutes. Drinks well right now but with plenty of life ahead.

Absolutely outstanding performance by the 2011 Opus One. Dense and concentrated with a mesmerising complexity, a fresh and vibrant core that keeps the wine very much alive with a penetrating sensation through an everlasting finish. The nose shows an multidimensional complexity, ranging from cassis, blackberries, lavender, through cedar, pencil shavings, coffee, cocoa powder before finishing with a gravelly sensation. The palate is marked by its high, yet powdery tannins with a good acidity with an athletic stamina that holds the complex profile a length that lasts for minutes. Drinks well right now but with plenty of life ahead.

9.8

DAD Wine Lover Delectable Pro

It needs more time in the bottle.......

It needs more time in the bottle.......

9.0

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

An exacta box is one of the top boxes

An exacta box is one of the top boxes

9.1

Rebekah Wineburg Delectable Pro

Winemaker Buccella Wines

Meh

Meh

8.0

Cathrine Todd Delectable Pro

Tasting '11 Opus One before release on market. Difficult vintage, late rainfall during flowing caused reduced # & size of berries & increased concentration. Lowest % of Cab S (71%) used in blend, the rest 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cab F, and %1 Malbec : Tasting note: smoky quality like Lapsang tea, strong herb notes w/ fresh cranberry, linear body, lots of structure, a wine that will make great old bones.

Tasting '11 Opus One before release on market. Difficult vintage, late rainfall during flowing caused reduced # & size of berries & increased concentration. Lowest % of Cab S (71%) used in blend, the rest 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cab F, and %1 Malbec : Tasting note: smoky quality like Lapsang tea, strong herb notes w/ fresh cranberry, linear body, lots of structure, a wine that will make great old bones.

9.1

Mark Bright Delectable Pro

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

Sort of austere vintage, interesting in a good way

Sort of austere vintage, interesting in a good way

9.1

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Tight, black currants, edgy, tart, green notes. Aromatic. For the long haul.

Tight, black currants, edgy, tart, green notes. Aromatic. For the long haul.

8.9

Lauren Rosillo Delectable Pro

Variedad por encima de todo pero muy bien expresada. Concentración y elegancia en mismo tercio. Muy rico!

Variedad por encima de todo pero muy bien expresada. Concentración y elegancia en mismo tercio. Muy rico!

9.0

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Black cherry, dried herbs, bay leaf, roasted bell pepper, eucalyptus, and black olive. M- acid, m intensity. M+ firm tannin. Dark chocolate on the palate.

Black cherry, dried herbs, bay leaf, roasted bell pepper, eucalyptus, and black olive. M- acid, m intensity. M+ firm tannin. Dark chocolate on the palate.

8.9

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Dusty, tight and a bit austere. A lot of pedigree here, slightly more on the old world side, this is a very serious wine. Would love a bit of exuberance and a bit more of an outgoing personality. To young perhaps?

Dusty, tight and a bit austere. A lot of pedigree here, slightly more on the old world side, this is a very serious wine. Would love a bit of exuberance and a bit more of an outgoing personality. To young perhaps?

9.3

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