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2005 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley
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Opus One Winery
About Opus One

The brainchild of wine giants Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Opus One was the first ultra-premium wine made in Napa Valley. Since 1980 it has achieved cult status and is one of the most widely exported and highly prized wines in Napa.

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2005 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley

Producer: Opus One
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Napa

Expert Reviews

92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($180) Bright ruby. Rather wild, claret-like aromas of currant, black raspberry, leather, dark chocolate, spices and tobacco. Then velvety in texture but also juicy and firmly structured, with mouthcoating flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry, minerals, cola and bitter chocolate. This elegantly styled wine really coats the mouth without coming off as overly sweet. Finishes with noteworthy spine and length. With extended aeration, this grew sweeter and creamier, with the black raspberry fruit taking over.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Buy it and love it
01/15/2009
by tokay13402541
This wine danced on my tongue and made me smile. It was subtle yet deeply complex.
Hey Fat Sal
10/15/2008
by mindystone
Which Costco did you find the Opus One, you lucky dog! I'm jealous!!!
Fat Sal's Wine Review
10/08/2008
by paci12942278
Let me tell you somethin, Mr Wiggins and I have waited patiently for this years Opus to start sellin. We found it today at Cosco for 140.00 a bottle limit two per customer. Like kids on Christmas morning we walked out of this store with four bottles in our hands. We were trying to save it for the weekend.He invited a few friends from the Bronx over for Sunday Football. We just could not wait . This wine is so smooth it will convince you to sing even if it hurts the dog's ears. Everything on the palette nothing on the tong. Color & Legs are long.We took turns putting our nose on the Decanter, we had a smile, you know the one. the Cat that stole the mouse. We really tried to stop at one bottle. We finished every drop. We will search tomorrow for it. AAAAa + Salute Enjoy

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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