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1987 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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1987 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley

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

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2002

Bright red-ruby. Captivating aromas of currant, smoky French oak, coffee, game and animal fur. Sweet and meaty in the mouth, with lovely texture and suggestions of exotic spices. Opens out nicely on the back half in a way that few of these '87s do; has a mouthfeel I can only describe as claret-like. A firmly structured wine, with rich, evolved flavors. Finishes with broad, ripe tannins.

94 Points | Wine Spectator

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It's a classic wine!!!
by timothylin_10023
Unforgettable oaky flavor with a hint of high quality cigar flavor. Complex and smooth with a long long finish. Dark ruby red. Bid this wine on line for $250. It's very classic like the French Grand Cru Chateaus such as Lafite and Latour. Drink now!


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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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