The 2018 Opus One wine is incredibly elegant and polished, right out of the bottle. This Opus One wine is very deep garnet-purple in color. It leans to lively, fresher side of the vintage but has a brilliant, utterly classic style in its crème de cassis and blue-tinged fruit as well as notes of lead pencil, candied violets, damp earth, and chocolate-like nuances. With a Pomerol-like elegance and purity, it’s medium to full-bodied and has wonderful tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. This 2018 Opus One wine plays in the finesse-driven end of the spectrum yet is concentrated and seamless, with serious length.
The 2018 Opus One wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
99 points James Suckling
98 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
97 points Jeb Dunnuck