2001 Opus One - Napa Valley (92 pts) @opusonewinery  · ℹ️

2001 Opus One - Napa Valley (92 pts) @opusonewinery · ℹ️

6/26/2021, 2:37:15 AM
2001 Opus One - Napa Valley (92 pts) @opusonewinery · ℹ️ This wine is a Bordeaux Blend from Napa Valley, California. The blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. 2001 is the first vintage for Winemaker, Michael Silacci. After harvest, the grapes macerated on their skins for 32 days. The wine was aged for 17 months in new French oak· 👁 Deep ruby color with a medium rim· 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of blackcurrant jam, black cherry, black plum, dried leaves, oak, cedar, tobacco, dried herbs, thyme, semi-sweet cocoa powder, and nutmeg· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ ripe tannins, high alcohol (14.2%), and medium+ body. A medium+ length finish of dark chocolate covered cherries and nutmeg spice· 🔔 This wine is not showing much age with its appearance or on the palate. It is bold and ripe, rather fruit-forward. The nose is quite charming, and the mouthfeel is silky. I will say that the palate comes across as sweeter and riper than the nose. Still a healthy amount of tannins and good acidity for structure, that should continue to hold for some time. I would have expected a bit more development, but this is still very fruit-driven. Overall, a riper vintage and quite extracted, but not bombastic like some wines in Napa. I preferred some of the other vintages in the lineup · #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #napa #napawine #napavalleywine #cabernetsauvignon #opusone #bordeauxblend #napavalley

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