Opus One Napa Valley Red 1984

  • wa87
  • ws77
Opus One Napa Valley Red 1984


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The absence of late winter rains produced warm soils and an early bud break. Although Oakville saw cool mornings as well as warm afternoons, the growing season was the shortest on record. Ideal temperatures at harvest yielded clean, well-balanced fruit and concentrated wines with good aging potential.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Opus One
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateA youthful medium to dark ruby color is followed by a spicy, compact, pleasant nose of black fruits, vanillin, and a touch of cedar. Medium-bodied, with fine concentration, adequate acidity, and moderate tannin, this wine offers above average, straightforward drinking. More complexity (which I doubt will emerge given the wine's modest proportions) and additional extraction would have been beneficial.

Robert Parker, August 1994
  • ws77

Wine SpectatorTasted from magnum. Mature, with nutty oxidized flavors that turn dry and astringent. A touch of minty currant peeks through, but this one is dried out.

James Laube, 2004