1991 Opus One Proprietary Blend - 750ml

1991 Opus One Proprietary Blend - 750ml

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1991 Opus One Proprietary Blend

Opus One is one of the world's most famous wines, and is a partnership of two of the most respected figures from Bordeaux and Napa Valley, Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. It was the first premium California wine sold in Europe. It continues to be one of the most expensive Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant wines produced in Napa Valley.

The collaboration was conceived in the 1970s and then first realised in 1979, when the first vintage of Opus One was created. It was released to the public in 1984, but had already attracted attention, as a single case of the wine had sold for $24,000 at the first Napa Valley Wine Auction in 1981. Opus One's brand grew considerably in the 1990s, particularly in markets outside of the United States, and in 2005, when Robert Mondavi Winery was acquired by Constellation Brands, Opus One also became part-owned by the multi-national company.

Opus One is a single wine, a Bordeaux Blend sourced from the estate vineyards in Oakville, which include blocks of the famous To Kalon vineyard. The grapes are hand-harvested, and gravity flow is used to get the fruit from the destemmer into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The wine is then aged in new French oak for a year and a half, during which time blending takes place. After an additional year and a half in bottle, Opus One is released to the market. Although it is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One makes use of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec in smaller percentages.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating RP92/WS89
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Opus One
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP92 - 1991 Opus One Proprietary Blend Opus One's 1991 is a gorgeously rich opaque ruby/purple-colored wine with a knock-out nose of smoke cassis vanilla and a whiff of herbs and licorice. Full-bodied with surprisingly supple concentrated chocolatey cassis and blackcurrant flavors that ooze across the palate this voluptuously-textured example of Opus One is atypical in a vintage that produced so many backward wines. There is no question the wine possesses plenty of tannin but it is admirably concealed by the copious quantities of concentrated fruit. This Opus can be drunk now as well as over the next 15+ years. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS89

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating RP92/WS89
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Opus One
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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