1999 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

America / California / Napa Valley / Oakville

$2,300
RP 88
V 93
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1999 Opus One, Napa Valley, USA

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of Napa Valley.

Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come.

VINTAGE 1999                                                                                                                    Early in the growing season of 1999, cool temperatures delayed bud break and bloom in Opus One’s vineyards. Welcome spring rains reduced flower counts, decreasing the number of grape berries and increasing flavor concentration. Moderate summer temperatures allowed the vines to thrive and the fruit to ripen at a steady pace. A glorious Indian summer put the final touches of maturity on a fine harvest. Opus One is known for its exquisite texture, and the 1999 vintage is no exception. The wine shows aromas of cassis, cloves and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit. Long-lived and concentrated, the wine shows flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper against a silky finish.

VARIETALS                                                                                                                Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Malbec 3% and Petit Verdot 1%

SKIN CONTACT                                                                                                                  40 days

BARREL AGING                                                                                                                  17 months in new French oak

RP 88

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

While it is a big, rich effort, the 1999 Opus One exhibits a distinct earthiness as well as a sweaty saddle-like characteristic. It builds nicely on the attack and mid-palate, but finishes short, displaying hints of herbs, chocolate, and black currants. Drink this medium-bodied offering now and over the next 7-8 years. I tasted this wine twice, once at someone else’s expense, and once from a bottle I purchased in Napa. Both tastings were consistent. This wine gets my vote as one of Napa Valley’s most over-priced offering. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr, Issue date: December 2003. Drinking window: 2003-2011
V 93

Vinous

Good bright medium red. Lively aromas of plum, redcurrant, tobacco and clove show a sexy oak component. Elegant and penetrating, displaying more red fruits, spices and flowers than minerals or black fruits. This stylish, gripping, classically dry midweight finishes with firm-edged tannins, a peppery nuance and subtle lingering perfume. (13.5% alcohol; 3.76; 5.5 g/l total acidity). Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, Issue date: March 2019. Drinking window: N/A.

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  • CRITICAL REVIEWS
  • WINEMAKER NOTES
RP 88

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

While it is a big, rich effort, the 1999 Opus One exhibits a distinct earthiness as well as a sweaty saddle-like characteristic. It builds nicely on the attack and mid-palate, but finishes short, displaying hints of herbs, chocolate, and black currants. Drink this medium-bodied offering now and over the next 7-8 years. I tasted this wine twice, once at someone else’s expense, and once from a bottle I purchased in Napa. Both tastings were consistent. This wine gets my vote as one of Napa Valley’s most over-priced offering. Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr, Issue date: December 2003. Drinking window: 2003-2011
V 93

Vinous

Good bright medium red. Lively aromas of plum, redcurrant, tobacco and clove show a sexy oak component. Elegant and penetrating, displaying more red fruits, spices and flowers than minerals or black fruits. This stylish, gripping, classically dry midweight finishes with firm-edged tannins, a peppery nuance and subtle lingering perfume. (13.5% alcohol; 3.76; 5.5 g/l total acidity). Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer, Issue date: March 2019. Drinking window: N/A.

1999 Opus One, Napa Valley, USA

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of Napa Valley.

Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come.

VINTAGE 1999                                                                                                                    Early in the growing season of 1999, cool temperatures delayed bud break and bloom in Opus One’s vineyards. Welcome spring rains reduced flower counts, decreasing the number of grape berries and increasing flavor concentration. Moderate summer temperatures allowed the vines to thrive and the fruit to ripen at a steady pace. A glorious Indian summer put the final touches of maturity on a fine harvest. Opus One is known for its exquisite texture, and the 1999 vintage is no exception. The wine shows aromas of cassis, cloves and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit. Long-lived and concentrated, the wine shows flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper against a silky finish.

VARIETALS                                                                                                                Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Malbec 3% and Petit Verdot 1%

SKIN CONTACT                                                                                                                  40 days

BARREL AGING                                                                                                                  17 months in new French oak

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