Wine "Opus One", Napa, 2010, 1.5 L
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Wine of deep red garnet color.
Full-bodied wine with a silky texture and a pleasant minerality on the palate shows a great balance of fruit base, velvety tannins and well-integrated acidity.
The elegant, noble aroma of dark fruit with dominant notes of blackberry highlights earth, chocolate, espresso and rose petals.
Recommended to decant the wine at least one hour before use. "Opus One" is fed to mature cheeses, a dish of noble game, duck and lamb, as well as dense gourmet cuisine.
Legendary wine "Opus One", created from California grapes, is more "French" of the best red wines in California. Experts called "Opus One's" the best wine in the history of California. It came to light thanks to two great winemakers of the XX century: the famous Bordeaux producer Baron Philippe de Rothschild and no less famous Robert Mondavi from California who carried out this joint project. Name wine was chosen so that it was written on the same label in both French and English. Baron Rothschild suggested that the Latin word for "Opus", which the composer called his works. Robert Mondavi added to this name the word "One", which can be understood as the "first experience", but rather - "one of a kind." Wine in Bordeaux style really is the "only" and unique, magnificent works of two great winemakers.
The vegetation period of 2010 differed difficult weather conditions with cold days, untimely rains and subsequent heat. Due to the fact that the vines remained a sufficient number of leaves, vines did not get sunburn and by the end of the season has reached optimum maturity. Harvested in the period from 23 September to 23 October. After vinification with long-term (19 days) maceration on the skins, the wine is aged 18 months in new French oak barrels. "Opus One's" 2010 is able to maintain its excellent organoleptic characteristics until 2023.