In 1981, Opus One emerged from the world famous Napa Valley in California. It is the perfect result of a partnership between two pioneers of the wine world.
Baron Philippe represented Chateau Mouton Rothschild whose visionary spirit helped to change the world of wine. He was a great art lover, choosing every year a different artist who vintage after vintage would illustrate labels of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild. Robert Mondavi, who has revolutionised winemaking and led a renaissance of quality wine in California for over six decades was the partner of the Baron. Mr Mondavi played a pivotal role in educating the American palate at the same time combining wine with great food, music and arts.
This common passion for the arts compelled these two great wine makers to name their wine “OPUS”, a musical expression denoting the first masterwork of any musical composer.
The vineyards are located in the famous Napa Valley and benefit from a Mediterranean climate and a reputation built around Bordeaux blends with a majority of cabernet sauvignon, which provides a great tannin structure to the wine. Every cluster of Opus One grapes is hand-harvested, and just as much care is taken when transporting them from the vineyard to the winery.
In the image of the partnership, the wine combines the Bordeaux elegance with the power expression of the Napa Valley.
Elegant and pure with layered flavors that range from cassis and violets to fresh herb, cabernet sauvignon style. The wine is hauntingly beautiful and fairly delicate, with flavors that are layered and elongated.
OPUS is a seamless, balanced wine at its perfect peak.