Opus One Napa Valley Red 2007
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Two of the strongest wines ever made at Opus One, the 2007 has terrific black currant fruit, licorice, incense, and subtle smoke, an opulent, even voluptuous mouthfeel, dazzling purity and texture, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel. This is a sensational Opus One, with sweet tannin and impressive precision and depth. It can be drunk now or cellared for 25+ years.
From a ripe, warm, California-style vintage, this offers intense plum paste and cassis flavors at the core, with savory and tobacco hints adding detail along the edges. A cast iron note is buried on the finish. Strong and slightly muscular in style, but still shows the vineyard's DNA. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.-Non-blind Opus One vertical (September 2019). Best from 2020 through 2035. 17,500 cases made.
(14.8% alcohol): Fresh red-ruby color. Medicinal kirsch and spices on the nose, plus a suggestion of rose. Wonderfully sweet and seamless but given shape and definition by lovely floral lift and firm acidity. There's something old school about this beauty, which has lost some of its baby fat while retaining its primary fruit character. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a repeating element of dried flowers. Still young but delicious right now.