Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

9.362 ratings on Delectable
$269

This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Morgan Harris Delectable Pro

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

Shockingly good. One of the best mid-90s Cali Cabernets. Tell-tale green herbal pyrazine notes are here next to concentrated exotic red and black fruits. There's a remarkable amount of freshness to the wine though. I totally believe the 13.5% alcohol on the label. The oak is judicious an simply supports the fruit purity, although savory brett notes add and unexpected wild bass line. Easily a decade plus ahead, but drinking well now. The last of a certain breed of cabernet, with the soupy-syrupy '97s waiting just around the corner.

Shockingly good. One of the best mid-90s Cali Cabernets. Tell-tale green herbal pyrazine notes are here next to concentrated exotic red and black fruits. There's a remarkable amount of freshness to the wine though. I totally believe the 13.5% alcohol on the label. The oak is judicious an simply supports the fruit purity, although savory brett notes add and unexpected wild bass line. Easily a decade plus ahead, but drinking well now. The last of a certain breed of cabernet, with the soupy-syrupy '97s waiting just around the corner.

9.5

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Beautiful balanced wine

Beautiful balanced wine

9.6

Stefan Metzner Delectable Pro

What a ripe beautifully developed wine // ripe round tannins// full body//still fruit aromas left but more so the great complex tertiary flavours and great texture plus long finish

What a ripe beautifully developed wine // ripe round tannins// full body//still fruit aromas left but more so the great complex tertiary flavours and great texture plus long finish

9.5

Cameron Russell Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Educator BW Wine Group

At it's peak, delicious and ready to drink!

At it's peak, delicious and ready to drink!

8.8