Always a highly sought after wine release, Opus One has become a staple of California heavyweight reds. The demand for it has become so great that we don’t expect this vintage to make to the holidays. Here are some notes about the 2009 release:
“The 2009 vintage saw cool temperatures during bloom and maturation, with two short heat spells in September. The harvest began on September 21st and provided an exhilarating finish on October 20th after a record rainfall for October. Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 3%, and Malbec 1%
17 Months in New French Oak.”
For more information about the Opus One Winery and project, visit http://www.opusonewinery.com