Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

$449

The 2010 Opus One has become incredibly elegant and polished over the last year, while retaining its power, structure and intensity. Explosive throughout, the 2010 is every bit as compelling as it has always been. Hints of rose petal, violets, lavender and mint add nuance as the wine turns a bit brighter and more floral over time. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a fabulous wine, but the 2010 is pretty hard to resist, even today. This is yet another terrific showing from the 2010. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Bright dark ruby. Initially reticent nose opened in the glass to reveal wonderfully complex scents of black- and redcurrant, blackberry, minerals, licorice, loam and tobacco leaf, plus a whiff of leather. Seamless, savory and classy on entry if a bit subdued, then delivers lovely restrained sweetness and a complicating wildness in the middle palate that still calls for more bottle aging. Old World in its classic dryness, this highly concentrated Opus One really shines on its vibrant, slowly building back end, where the broad, dusty tannins caress and saturate the palate and allow the fruits and minerals to build. A wine of outstanding depth, clarity, finesse of grain and class; it's hard to imagine that this site could give more. Long-time winemaking director Michael Silacci noted that the estate did not strip leaves prior to the brutal August heat spike. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

Bright dark ruby. Initially reticent nose opened in the glass to reveal wonderfully complex scents of black- and redcurrant, blackberry, minerals, licorice, loam and tobacco leaf, plus a whiff of leather. Seamless, savory and classy on entry if a bit subdued, then delivers lovely restrained sweetness and a complicating wildness in the middle palate that still calls for more bottle aging. Old World in its classic dryness, this highly concentrated Opus One really shines on its vibrant, slowly building back end, where the broad, dusty tannins caress and saturate the palate and allow the fruits and minerals to build. A wine of outstanding depth, clarity, finesse of grain and class; it's hard to imagine that this site could give more. Long-time winemaking director Michael Silacci noted that the estate did not strip leaves prior to the brutal August heat spike. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

9.7

Lucid Selections Delectable Pro

Not for me.

Not for me.

6.1

Maxwell Burns Delectable Pro

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

Lives up to the hype. Luscious, great amount of age. Chocolate, mint, salt cured black olive, herbs.

Lives up to the hype. Luscious, great amount of age. Chocolate, mint, salt cured black olive, herbs.

9.7

Joe Paradise Delectable Pro

Earth leather cedar and baked red and black fruits. Very complex and beautifully stuctured. Tannins very fine and integrated. For a fairly young wine it was really nicely far along. This was a suprising standout among some really strong wines.

Earth leather cedar and baked red and black fruits. Very complex and beautifully stuctured. Tannins very fine and integrated. For a fairly young wine it was really nicely far along. This was a suprising standout among some really strong wines.

9.5

Rachel Voorhees Delectable Pro

2010 Opus One ~ 84% Cab Sauv 5.5% Merlot 5.5% Cab Franc 4% Petite Verdot 1% Malbec. Blackberry, plum, cassis, espresso, crushed granite, fine grain tannins, nice balance, structure and acid

2010 Opus One ~ 84% Cab Sauv 5.5% Merlot 5.5% Cab Franc 4% Petite Verdot 1% Malbec. Blackberry, plum, cassis, espresso, crushed granite, fine grain tannins, nice balance, structure and acid

9.6

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Powerful, intense, structured, notes of rich blackberry, black currant, spices, violets, long finish.

Powerful, intense, structured, notes of rich blackberry, black currant, spices, violets, long finish.

9.6

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Out of magnum. Easy to drink. I am a fan.

Out of magnum. Easy to drink. I am a fan.

8.9

Jay Christianson Delectable Pro

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

A fitting end to owning a winery as 2010 was the year we officially took over the winery. Tight, a touch of Brett but very pretty. Red fruit earthy spice and intrigue. Not a 100 pointer, but certainly a rocking wine.

A fitting end to owning a winery as 2010 was the year we officially took over the winery. Tight, a touch of Brett but very pretty. Red fruit earthy spice and intrigue. Not a 100 pointer, but certainly a rocking wine.

9.7

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Silky, perfumed cab blend. Absolutely delicious. Seamless and Bordeaux like but without a hard edge to be found. Tons of red cherry, cola, fruitcake and graphite. It could not be more round and well balanced. Haven't had a bottle of opus I really liked in some time but this is different for sure.

Silky, perfumed cab blend. Absolutely delicious. Seamless and Bordeaux like but without a hard edge to be found. Tons of red cherry, cola, fruitcake and graphite. It could not be more round and well balanced. Haven't had a bottle of opus I really liked in some time but this is different for sure.

9.3

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Always reliable regardless of year. Loved the fruit., long finish and best of all the company of our friends with whom we enjoyed the bottle on A Regent ship in the Caribbean .

Always reliable regardless of year. Loved the fruit., long finish and best of all the company of our friends with whom we enjoyed the bottle on A Regent ship in the Caribbean .

9.3

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