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Opus One 2013

Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure of Opus One 2013 deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit aromas such as blueberry, cassis and blackberries. A very dry and unseasonably warm winter gave the vines an early start to the growing season and set in motion what would become an extraordinary vintage for Opus One. Flowering occurred under near-perfect conditions which led to excellent fruit set throughout our Oakville estate vineyards and ensured a bountiful harvest – though smaller than the previous year. Ideal conditions continued during the summer with moderate temperatures prevailing until harvest began after midnight on September 5th. Despite sporadic stops due to weather events, the relatively compressed harvest was completed on October 8th. The 2013 Opus One offers splendid aromas of blueberry, cassis, and blackberries with highlights of rose, anise and baking spices. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit with juicy freshness. Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate. The 2013 Opus One promises enjoyment for decades to come. Cabernet Sauvignon 79% Cabernet Franc 7% Merlot 6% Petit Verdot 6% Malbec 2%

 Producer Opus One
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals Cabernet SauvignonCabernet FrancMerlotPetit VerdotMalbec
 Alcohol 14% alc/vol
 Vintage 2013

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Opus One

Oakville, California, United States Oakville, California, United States

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