Opus One Napa Valley Red 1994 375ml

Opus One Napa Valley Red 1994 375ml

SKU 887


Summer was cooler than average, extending the growing season and the 'hang time' of the grapes. The wines are long-lived and profound.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Opus One
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThis is an impressive effort from Opus One. The wine, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 1% Malbec, possesses a dark ruby/purple color, followed by a generous, complex nose of lead pencil, toasty oak, violets, and black currants. In the mouth, there is a beautiful texture, soft, generous, low acid, full-bodied richness, and a stunningly proportioned, rich, intense finish. The influence of 18 months in new French oak casks gives the wine a subtle oaky note in addition to giving it excellent delineation. Because of the wine's softness and generosity, it can be drunk now as well as over the next 18-20 years.

Robert Parker, December 1997
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA subtle, elegant, understated style, very Bordeaux-like in its range of flavors, with rich currant, anise and a hot brick wall of earthiness. The tannins are still big and chewy, but there's a lot of complexity, depth and persistence to the flavors.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now through 2009.

James Laube, November 15, 2004