2013 Opus One

2013 Opus One

Winery Notes: "Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure of Opus One 2013 deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit aromas such as blueberry, cassis and blackberries."


James Suckling 100pts!!! "The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond."


The Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully full-bodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years. Rating: 97+"

  • Vintage:2013
  • Country:United States
Price: $280.00
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Vintage Details: "A very dry and unseasonably warm winter gave the vines an early start to the growing season and set in motion what would become an extraordinary vintage for Opus One.  Flowering occurred under near-perfect conditions which led to excellent fruit set throughout our Oakville estate vineyards and ensured a bountiful harvest – though smaller than the previous year.  Ideal conditions continued during the summer with moderate temperatures prevailing until harvest began after midnight on September 5th.   Despite sporadic stops due to weather events, the relatively compressed harvest was completed on October 8th."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 750ml
Region Napa Valley
Sub Region No
Department US Cabernet & Red Blends
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Designation No
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