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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Opus One  2007
Opus One 2007
(search item no. 97410)
collectible wine
older vintages

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $259.00

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 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
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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 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
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:

Providing ideal weather for both budbreak and veraison, the 2007 growing season was picture perfect until late August, when a unique combination of extremes subverted the prospect of a quick and early harvest. A heat spell, unseasonably cool temperatures, rain and the threat of frost posed an unusual challenge for Opus One's harvesting crews. During the 21 days of crush, the crews worked 12 night harvests, delivering the first fruit on September 4th and the last on October 17th.

Reminiscent of the generous 2001 vintage in style and structure, the 2007 shows very high color intensity with aromas of cassis, nutmeg, raspberries, cola, fresh oats, dark chocolate and forest floor. Polished, supple and harmoniously precise, the 2007 fuses a seamless mid-palate with soft yet sinewy tannins. The wine will age effortlessly for decades.

The 2007 Opus One is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec. During fermentation and maceration, component lots received an average of 20 days of skin contact prior to 19 months of barrel aging in new French oak.

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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.