2002 Opus One

Quantity Available4 in stock
Vintage2002
VarietalProprietary Blend
Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
Bottle ConditionNormal

$400.00

4 in stock

Description
Opus One, Napa Valley, USA 2002
RP
94
WINE ADVOCATE
I tend to think that recent vintages of Opus One are even greater than vintages made during this era, but the 2002 is certainly one of the top wines Opus has produced during the early part of this century. It boasts a dense plum/purple hue along with a striking bouquet of graphite, toasty oak, creme de cassis and acacia flowers. Full-bodied, opulent and young, it offers accessibility as well as silky tannins. A thoroughly complete wine that is pure and rich, it tastes like a hypothetical blend of a great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon married to a Bordeaux Pauillac. Bravo! It will benefit from 2-3 more years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25 thereafter.
AG
95
VINOUS
The 2002 Opus One is a big step up from the 2001. Freshly cut flowers, juicy raspberries, anise and sweet spices literally jump from the glass in an Opus One that is all about opulence and huge, voluptuous fruit. Juicy, vibrant and impeccably balanced, the 2002 is firing on all cylinders today. The creamy, layered finish is simply impeccable. This is a fabulous showing. In 2002 Opus One is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.
WS
86
WINE SPECTATOR
Aromas of ripe cherry and plum turn austere, dry and tannic on the palate, making this a candidate for decanting, but also raising the question of whether the fruit will survive the tannin Needs aeration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Best Pairing
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Lamb
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