2005 Opus One - Napa Valley (94 pts) @opusonewinery  · ℹ️

2005 Opus One - Napa Valley (94 pts) @opusonewinery · ℹ️

6/26/2021, 11:02:21 AM
2005 Opus One - Napa Valley (94 pts) @opusonewinery · ℹ️ This wine is a Bordeaux Blend from Napa Valley, California. The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec. 2005 was the most extended growing cycle for the Opus One vineyards with a prolonged harvest that ended in November. After harvest, the grapes macerated on their skins for 29 days. The wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak· 👁 Medium+ ruby color· 👃 Pronounced intensity on the nose. Aromas of black cherry preserves, black plum, blackberry, blackcurrant, oak, cedar, clove, vanilla, rose stems, thyme, espresso grounds, and cardamom· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ fine-grained tannins, high alcohol (14%), and full body. Extremely layered on the palate. A long length finish of myriad of black fruit, baking spices, and thyme· 🔔 The 2005 vintage is still not at peak in my opinion, while delicious and layered it still has room to improve with additional cellaring. The fruit is ripe without being overtly sweet. The clove and cardamom spice from the oak add a lovely component and will continue to integrate with time, making it even more seemless. The silkiness and freshness on the palate show the real elegance of this wine. Well done👏· #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #napa #napavalley #opusone #cabernetsauvignon #bordeauxblend #napawine #napavalleywine

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