Saturday, June 16, 2018

Opus One 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Opus One 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bordeaux-styled Red Wine), 96 points, was a birthday gift seven years ago to the day, but the current average price is $449.00.
This Opus poured a slightly murky ruby red with a bleeding clear wine ring and dense sticky legs.
The excellent bouquet showed clearly the power of proper wine aging (kept at 55 degrees in my Eurocave) with lovely and interesting aromas of coriander, new leather, juniper, licorice, and red raspberry.
Near full-bodied with good acidity and mostly resolved tannins made for a smooth, yet structured tactile experience.
A cornucopia of flavors reflective of the bouquet lastly dug deep into the long finish finding nuggets of fig, mint, pepper spices, and a potent 14.7% alcohol.
Paired perfectly with my rare spiced-rubbed T-bone.
Varietals were 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec.

2007 California Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted

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  2. One of the best bottles of wine I have ever had, was a '94 Opus (thank you Thud), that I drank in the summer of 2006. I would NEVER pay that type of money for any wine. But I'd probably pay more for a Pétrus :)