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Opus One is one of the most sought after wines coming out of Napa.  Formed in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild (of Château Mouton Rothschild), this project got a lot of attention from the very beginning.  Its founders spared no expense to make the best Cabernet Sauvingon-based blend from Napa Valley that they possibly could.  From that time until today, Opus One has gotten high praise from critics, collectors, and consumers in general.
2012 looks to be a strong vintage for this wine.  Check out these reviews.
From James Suckling:
"Glorious purity of fruit here with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint. Full body, seamless tannins and wonderful balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Hazelnut and chocolate. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus in years. Compacted and beautiful. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018."
97 points
Here's what Antonio Galloni had to say:
"Rich, powerful and seductive, the 2012 Opus One blossoms in the glass with superb textural richness and volume. Dark red and black fruit, smoke, cedar, new leather and tobacco all meld together as the 2012 shows off its personality. Fine, silky tannins support the huge, creamy finish. The 2012 has just been bottled, but it is superb. I expect the 2012 will offer a long and broad drinking window of pure pleasure."
96 points
Here's the wine.
2012 Opus One
Napa Valley, CA
97 JS, 96 AG
Dion's Price: $225 net
This wine is in stock at both Waltham locations.  Let me know if you'd like to pick some up at one of our other stores. 781-894-1907
Thanks for reading!
Doug Schulman, DWS, CWE 
Wine Sales, Education 

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