1987 Opus One Napa Valley Proprietary Red (high shoulder fills, signs of seepage, corroded capsules)
xtra facets and dimensions abound in this deeplycomplex and flavorful wine. Impressive for itsfocus and finesse, though there's an underlyingfirmness and authority in the core of chewycurrant, herb and anise flavors. Delicious.--Opus One vertical. Drink now through 2007.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-brick. Mature Cabernet notes of warm cassis, dried herbs, mushrooms, black pepper and sweaty saddles. The medium to full bodied palate provides plenty of gamey, dried berry fruit with a medium level of silky tannins and medium to high acidity. Great balance. Long finish. Drink now to 2013.
Deep crimson with very youthful rim. Strong mineral elements on the nose -- sweet and beguiling. Lively, dancing palate impact -- very good balance and quite readable. Far from thick and sweet and heavy. Excellent length. Very lively and just a very slight kick of tannin on the finish -- but it’s slight! 18.5/20 points.
Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released it's first vintage, the 1979. It has since become an international success and a landmark winery in Napa. Comprised of 169 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, they produce a luxury Bordeaux style blend.