OPUS ONE 2018 NAPA VALLEY CULT WINE

$365.00

The Opus One 2018 is Beyond Cult Wine – perhaps extending further than any other cult wines from Napa Valley throughout the entire World; One visit to this esteemed, world-class Opus estate is forever life-changing. I believe the Tasting Room Hostess is fluent in at least five, perhaps six different languages – and they are booked solid year round.

As the 2018 Vintage continues to produce harmonious high-scoring critical acclaim from the top vineyards in Napa, I would throw as many OWC – Original Wood Cases that can fit in your cellars of this Original Napa Valley Cult Wine. With the regal To-Kalon Cabernet Clones intertwined with astounding Winemaking Equipment, every vintage is collectible… and the 2018 is a must-have for the fine wine collector.

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OPUS ONE 2018 NAPA VALLEY CULT WINE

Limited 6-packs available a must-have for your collection in OWC – Original Wood Cases.

From James Suckling, “Extremely perfumed and floral with lavender, lilacs and violets to the sweet, ripe berries, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Some slate and graphite, too. It’s full-bodied, yet ever so balanced and refined, with super fine tannins that last for minutes. Fresh herbs, such as bay leaf and lemon grass highlight the dark fruit. The quality of tannin is exquisite with wonderful polish and refinement. Lasts for minutes. So wonderful to taste now, but better after 2026.” JAMES SUCKLING 99 POINTS

From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Opus One soars out of the glass with bright, bold boysenberries, warm cassis and ripe, juicy black plums notes, plus emerging nuances of lilacs, oolong tea, cinnamon stick, tilled soil and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound layers of crunchy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with lifted fruitiness and on a lingering mineral note….

During my recent visit to Opus One, I tasted five vintages of the “grand vin,” including a barrel sample of the 2019, which will be published separately in a dedicated report. Comparing the 2018 vintage with 2019, winemaker Michael Silacci commented, “There’s a little more richness to 2019. 2018 is elegant, and that’s not an excuse for being lighter. I like the intensity of the 2018s—2019 is a bit above it. 2018 was cooler with a little bit more acidity.”

Both vintages are a triumph at Opus One and a testament to the subtle changes that Silacci and his team have been conducting in the vineyards and winery over the last 15+ years. Bravo!” WINE ADVOCATE 98 POINTS

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