2014 Opus One, Mondavi/Rothschild, Napa Valley

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,696.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Napa Valley, Napa County, California, USA
  • Grape
    80% Cabernet Sauvignon
    7% Petit Verdot
    6% Cabernet Franc
    5% Merlot
    2% Malbec/Auxerrois
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2043
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2014 Opus One, Mondavi/Rothschild, Napa Valley

TASTING NOTES

The 2014 Opus One has turned out to be a gorgeous wine. Savory, tightly wound and intensely aromatic, the 2014 is going to need time to unwind, but it looks like it will develop along the more classic vintages here. The tannins are firm but also impeccably balanced. A sleeper wine for the year, the 2014 is shaping up to be a gorgeous wine that will handsomely repay several decades of cellaring. The 2014 is not an obvious Opus One, like the 2010, 2012 or 2013, but over time, I will not be surprised if it challenges or even surpasses some of those vintages. In short, the 2014 is a wine of tension, power and grace

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
95+/100

Mesmerising aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavours. Savoury and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
97/100