OPUS ONE 2017 - 75cl


The Opus One 2017 offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and earthy forest floor. The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just enough acidity to complement the satin texture. This seductive wine shows flavors of black cassis, black cherry and a hint of cocoa powder. The fine-grained, plush tannins evolve into a long, supple finish. A supremely age-worthy wine, it will delight now and for many years to come.


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VINTAGE 2017
The winter of 2017 ended a five-year drought with January recording the most rainfall in over 20 years. The abundant rainfall continued into March, causing a modest delay in budbreak, and pushing bloom back by two weeks. Increased soil moisture allowed for healthy vine growth and development.
The summer, in turn, was warm and punctuated by occasional heat waves. Despite Mother Nature’s variability, favorable weather in August provided optimal conditions for fruit
development and maturation. Superb flavors and excellent ripening led to an earlier than
expected harvest, which commenced on the 5th of September.


VARIETALS
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Merlot 5%, and Malbec 1%

SKIN CONTACT
20 days

BARREL AGING
17 months in new French oak

Volume
75cl
Alcohol
14.5%
Vintage
2015
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Merlot 5% and Malbec 1%
Country
USA
Region
Nappa Valley
Regional DOC
California
Type
Red Wine
Recommendations
Meat, Fish, Aperitif