Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Austin Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

My father-in-law bought a case of this on release and we have had one each year since. In the past this has always been very tight and structured. This year the tannins have nearly fully resolved and the wine is very fruit forward. I'm not sure that it's for the better, but this is still very enjoyable with a steak. I think in three or four years this may be in its sweet spot.

My father-in-law bought a case of this on release and we have had one each year since. In the past this has always been very tight and structured. This year the tannins have nearly fully resolved and the wine is very fruit forward. I'm not sure that it's for the better, but this is still very enjoyable with a steak. I think in three or four years this may be in its sweet spot.

9.1

Aaron Babcock Delectable Pro

Very bold, coarse tannins on initial attack, rounding out a bit at the finish

Very bold, coarse tannins on initial attack, rounding out a bit at the finish

8.8

Kim Bonnet

Needed time. Soft cork. Beautiful after

Needed time. Soft cork. Beautiful after

9.6

Walt M Britt

Cellared for 15 years and decanted for one hour plus. Bit of cork problem but simply strained during decant and all was good. Excellent and just as I remembered it.

Cellared for 15 years and decanted for one hour plus. Bit of cork problem but simply strained during decant and all was good. Excellent and just as I remembered it.

9.3

Amy Erickson

Had the 2004. Only let it sit for 30 min but really enjoyed it.

Had the 2004. Only let it sit for 30 min but really enjoyed it.

10

Carey Krebs

2004 in June 2018 - spectacular! Could not taste the Cab Franc in the blend. Dined at Ruth’s Chris for lb’s birthday.

2004 in June 2018 - spectacular! Could not taste the Cab Franc in the blend. Dined at Ruth’s Chris for lb’s birthday.

10

Vinny Voci

Mature dark fruit and firm.

Mature dark fruit and firm.

9.1

David Hou

Drank it in 2018. Black pepper, cassis, chocolate. Great development on a savory finish.

Drank it in 2018. Black pepper, cassis, chocolate. Great development on a savory finish.

9.6

Clara

Well balanced dark cherry, black berries, wood shavings, graphite, vanilla, hint of phenol, lingering on your tongue on and on. I can't say it's definitely worth it's price but it's darn close.

Well balanced dark cherry, black berries, wood shavings, graphite, vanilla, hint of phenol, lingering on your tongue on and on. I can't say it's definitely worth it's price but it's darn close.

9.6

E & K G

We had the 2004, 2008, 2010 today. All good vintages. 2004 was the consensus WOTN being the most “put together”. The balance between fruit, acidity, structure was all there.

We had the 2004, 2008, 2010 today. All good vintages. 2004 was the consensus WOTN being the most “put together”. The balance between fruit, acidity, structure was all there.

9.5

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