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Opus One  1986

Opus One 1986

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Price: $299.00
Item No. 120191
  • WS94
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Winemaker's Notes

In 1986, still another early budbreak led to an even longer growing season than the previous year. Softer, more delicate fruit flavors resulted, with ideal levels of sugar and acid. Wines are harmonious, exquisite, and long-lived.

Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9%?Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"Bordeaux-like in structure, this is an impressive showing. Firm tannins wrap around the currant, black cherry, anise, spice and cedar notes. Long, persistent finish."
94 Points

Learn About Opus One Map ItMap It

Opus One is a partnership founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, France, and renowned Napa Valley vintner, Robert Mondavi. Producing luxury wines from its Napa Valley vineyards, the partnership made its first vintage in 1979 and has made wine at Opus one since 1991. The 2009 vintage is distributed in all 50 states and is sold in 65 countries worldwide.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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