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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
(search item no. 52734)
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $296.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2002 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1994 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1986 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Spring rains in 1996 led to a decrease in vineyard yields, particularly in the Merlot and Malbec grape varieties. The cool spring was followed by a very warm summer and a short, compact harvest. Showing hints of violets and mint on the nose, this wine is at once plush and firmly structured.
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About Opus One Winery:

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.