Style: Powerful & tannic
Taste Profile: Full red
Varietal: Bordeaux blend
Origin: Napa Valley, California, USA
Winery: Château Mouton Rothschild
Eyes: Bright purple
Nose: Effuses dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite
Palate: Round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavours of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine offers lively acidity and a sturdy structure with a long lingering finish.
HOW TO ENJOY
Serving Temperature: Cellar temp. at 13-16°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening
ABOUT THIS WINE
After a warm and dry winter, generous rains returned in March just in time for bud-break and provided the water needed for the rest of the year. Mother Nature continued to favour the vintage with a superb growing season characterised by moderate temperatures and bountiful sunshine resulting in one of the valley's most exceptional vintages. At harvest, the fruit exhibited the classic style of our Oakville estate vineyards with incredible depth of flavour, layers of complexity and excellent structure. Picking started September 21st at the fresh fruit stage of ripeness to keep flavours bright and lively. Through careful and precise management of the incoming fruit, harvest continued evenly until it was completed on October 20th.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Iconic founders. Iconic wine.
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.