Opus One  1980 Front Label
Opus One  1980 Front Label

Opus One 1980

  • D100
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS99
  • RP98
  • D98
  • JD97
  • WS94
  • JS98
  • RP97
  • WS93
  • JS97
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • D93
  • JS100
  • RP97
  • D94
  • WS92
  • JS97
  • RP96
  • D94
  • WS93
  • D95
  • JS92
  • D97
  • JS96
  • RP96
  • WS92
  • D93
  • JS93
  • WS92
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • RP95
  • WS94
  • RP93
  • JS93
  • WE90
  • D96
  • RP95
  • WS90
  • RP96
  • WS90
  • RP94
  • RP94
  • WE95
  • WW93
  • RP90
  • WE92
  • WS93
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • D93
  • RP93
  • JS92
  • RP92
  • WS92
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • RP92
  • RP92
  • WS96
  • RP90
  • RP91
  • WS96
  • RP93
  • WS94
  • D93
  • WS91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $289.00
Try the
289
289
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Fri, Jun 5
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 1980 season was one of the coolest on record. A two-week warm spell just before harvest increased grape sugars to hasten ripeness, resulting in rich, tannic, higher-acid wines.

The winemaking team of Tim Mondavi, of Robert Mondavi Winery, and Lucien Sionneau, the winemaker of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, would describe the vintage as spicy with cigarbox aromas and flavors, very ripe, full and rich.

Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
D 100
Decanter
One of the coolest seasons on record, the acidity has kept this extraordinary wine so young and vibrant, with unbeatable elegance and class – a triumph.
View More
Opus One

Opus One

View all products
Opus One, California
Opus One Opus One winery Winery Image

Learn about Opus One, it’s history, the winery and the wine.


History of 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 facial profile of the two founders is visible on their iconic label. 


Opus One Wine

The essence of time is expressed in Opus One wine by the character of each vintage. Place, often defined as terroir, represents the geography, the climate and the essential human element which is captured in the wine’s balance between power and finesse, structure and texture.


Guided by the vision of our founders, winemaker Michael Silacci combines intuition and technical acumen with the dual perspective of viticulturist and winemaker. From tasting berries to careful sorting and extended aging in new French oak barrels, each stage of the winemaking process is afforded the same meticulous consideration and attention. After 18 months, the Opus One wine is bottled and held an additional 15 months until release on October 1st each year.


The Opus One Winery

Rising gracefully from the vineyards, Opus One winery stands in subtle celebration of the land and the open space that surrounds the estate. It remains an ongoing testament to the founders’ vision of a singular wine that transcends generations.


The estate vineyards of Opus One, comprised of four parcels, sit in the western portion of the famed Oakville AVA in Napa Valley. Two parcels, totaling 100 acres, are within the renowned To Kalon Vineyard. These are complemented by the combined 70 acres of the Ballestra and River parcels, which envelop the winery. In the vineyards, hand-harvesting and other traditional approaches are taken wherever they work best. When modern techniques benefit the winegrowing process, they are researched, evaluated and integrated into practice

Image for Oakville Wine Napa Valley, California content section

Oakville Wine

Napa Valley, California

View all products

Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America, Napa Valley’s Oakville district stretches across the center of Napa's valley floor and foothills between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. This AVA is home to the legendary To Kalon Vineyard and Martha's Vineyard, as well as many powerhouse wineries including Screaming Eagle, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Far Niente and Groth.

The climate is generally warm and agreeable, resulting in year after year of favorable vintages. Summer days see a gentle tug of war between warmer inland air and the cool air coming in from the San Pablo Bay, creating an ideal environment to grow red varieties. Oakville's diverse soils, namely ancient sea bedrock, clay and gravel, are well-drained, and perfect for high-caliber viticulture.

Cabernet here is often bottled varietally but is also popular in Bordeaux Blends. Oakville wines are known for their silky, sensual textures, structured tannins, dark and brooding fruit and lovely aromatics. These age-worthy and prestigious wines are favored by collectors throughout the world.

Image for Bordeaux Blends content section
View all products

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

KGL155444CA_1980 Item# 155444

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 5/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...