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2008 Opus One

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2008 Opus One from Opus One, Napa Valley

The alluring 2008 Opus One, from the hallowed winery Opus One, based in California's illustrious Napa Valley, is a symphony of rich, dark fruit complexity complemented by regal layers of structure and composure. A standout passage in the melody of fine wines from the USA, the 2008 vintage epitomizes the indefatigable journey of Opus One from conception to bottle.


A Vintage like no other

Teasingly nuanced yet deeply expressive, the 2008 ellipsis between bud break and harvest was tempered by a unpredictably cool spring followed by a hot dry summer. This peculiar climatic juxtaposition has borne witness to a wine with a remarkable depth of concentration and character, particularly for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Usurping traditional norms whilst echoing classical Bordeaux attributes in the blend, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, with Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec lending their individual cadences, this wine evinces an assured confidence.


Unraveling the Aesthetic

Pouring an unctuous garnet in glass, immediately one is ensnared by black cherry and cassis fragrances woven with fragrant threads of spice and dusted cocoa. On the palate, an opulent staging of ripe plum and blackberries is deftly underscored by hints of cedar and supple leather nuances. Harmonious tannins gently nudge towards a finish as protracted as an autumn sunset — elegant, thoughtful;, leaving you yearning for more.

From panel to palate: The 2008 Opus One imparts a guided tour through the annotated annals of the Napa Valley terroir. This iconic wine, approachable yet unique in its characteristics, makes it a rewarding asset for any wine investor. Savour the moment or hold onto it: this 2008 offering from Opus One is the key marking a bygone victory and an optimistic glance unto the future of vintages ripe with potential.

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