Opus One Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012 (1500ml)

$859.99

97 Points, James Suckling: "Glorious purity of fruit here with black currants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint too, plus hazelnut and chocolate. Full body with seamless tannins and balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus' in years. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec."

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Ratings on Delectable

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Vertical tasting '12 v '13. The '12 is very feminine with red berries, cinnamon, chocolate and sweet tobacco.

Vertical tasting '12 v '13. The '12 is very feminine with red berries, cinnamon, chocolate and sweet tobacco.

9.1

Benjamin Temple Delectable Pro

Oak is the leader in this wine and it's not integrated. Maybe in 5-10 years it would be drinkable. Right now it's like sucking on a wooden spoon.

Oak is the leader in this wine and it's not integrated. Maybe in 5-10 years it would be drinkable. Right now it's like sucking on a wooden spoon.

8.8

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Our second wine of the evening we had the 2012 Opus One expressing notes on the nose of dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, currant, forest floor and a graphite. On the palate there is nice blackberry, black cherry, cassis, cedar, spice and hints of mint. Medium + acidity and Medium + silky tannins. Blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Very nice and drinkable now.

Our second wine of the evening we had the 2012 Opus One expressing notes on the nose of dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, currant, forest floor and a graphite. On the palate there is nice blackberry, black cherry, cassis, cedar, spice and hints of mint. Medium + acidity and Medium + silky tannins. Blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Very nice and drinkable now.

9.3

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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and radiant throughout, with gorgeous suppleness and purity to the flavors. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, raspberry wild flowers and cinnamon are some of the notes that grace the palate. Racy and forward, yet classically mid-weight in structure, the 2012 is likely to drink well pretty much upon release. Once quite rich, the 2012 is developing into a wine of finesse and open-knit sensuality. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is supple and radiant throughout, with gorgeous suppleness and purity to the flavors. Sweet red cherry, hard candy, raspberry wild flowers and cinnamon are some of the notes that grace the palate. Racy and forward, yet classically mid-weight in structure, the 2012 is likely to drink well pretty much upon release. Once quite rich, the 2012 is developing into a wine of finesse and open-knit sensuality. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2015)

9.5

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Love the floral and spice driven nose but found the whole wine to underperform given it's very high price. I can see this being a darling with 10+ years.

Love the floral and spice driven nose but found the whole wine to underperform given it's very high price. I can see this being a darling with 10+ years.

8.8

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Probably the most over-priced wine, however it is still good juice. Silky smooth and balanced with velvety dark fruit and cocoa.

Probably the most over-priced wine, however it is still good juice. Silky smooth and balanced with velvety dark fruit and cocoa.

9.2

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Black fruit with a chocolate/mocha flavor - great wine (over priced)!

Black fruit with a chocolate/mocha flavor - great wine (over priced)!

9.1

Alex Lallos Delectable Pro

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

Not as good as the '10 but still exceptional. A little more powerful and less perfumed. This is a lot of wine and needs some time to round out but still excellent

Not as good as the '10 but still exceptional. A little more powerful and less perfumed. This is a lot of wine and needs some time to round out but still excellent

9.0

Sherri Housman Delectable Pro

Beautiful bottle. Some say over rated but I don't believe so.

Beautiful bottle. Some say over rated but I don't believe so.

9.7

Scott Wren Delectable Pro

At the winery. A supreme monument to itself. Very big and lush. Inviting all to spend the night

At the winery. A supreme monument to itself. Very big and lush. Inviting all to spend the night

9.1

Location

  • 3521 V Street Northeast
    Washington D.C., DC 20018

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    Client pick up hours, Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm