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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Opus One  1994
Opus One 1994
(search item no. 26576)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $107.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
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 James Suckling 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 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
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 93 points
2001 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 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
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1996 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 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:

Napa Valley’s 1994 vintage produced wines of extraordinary concentration, depth and balance. Winter and spring rains provided just 75 to 80 % of average rainfall, but moderate temperatures kept the vines from becoming water-stressed. Sunny and dry, March’s weather resulted in an early bud break. The following months were cooler than average, extending the growing season significantly. Showing a profound depth of color, the 1994 Opus One has a rich, full body with supple, velvety tannins and intense aromas of licorice and spice. Retaining great freshness and elegance, the 1994 is a powerful wine which will improve for decades.

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec

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About Opus One:

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.