Opus One Winery

United States - 

California - 

Oakville / Napa Valley 

Overture Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Production area: Oakville, Napa Valley - California

Terrain: terreni sedimentari con buona presenza di roccia e frammenti vulcanici

Harvest: manual

Vinification: is the result of an artful blending of grapes from different vintages of the typical Bordeaux blend varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The process is conducted by employing only gravity principles. Fermentation takes place, with maceration, in stainless steel tanks

Refinement: 18 months in new French oak barrels and an additional 18 months in bottle

Color: deep garnet red

Fragrance: cherry, black currant and blueberry, accompanied by earthy notes of cedar and vanilla

Flavor: in the mouth is incredibly elegant and complex, full-bodied, slightly mineral, with well-integrated tannins and hints of raspberry and cassis that alternate with persuasive spicy notes of black pepper

Alcoholic Grade: 14.5% vol.

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Opus One Napa Valley

Opus One Winery

Overture Napa Valley

Opus One Winery


Born in 1979 from the encounter of two men who were symbols of the oenology of the last century: Philippe de Rothschild (the man who reinvented Mouton Rothschild) and Robert Mondavi, one of the pioneers of wine in the United States. Together, the two founders decided to create a single wine aimed at uncompromising quality. The estate vineyards, consisting of four parcels, are located in the western part of Oakville: 100 acres in To Kalon while another 70 acres in the Ballestra and River parcels, surrounding the winery where tradition is perfectly integrated with innovation. Michael Silacci, the winery’s talented winemaker, combines intuition and technical acumen with the dual perspective of winemaker and winemaker, offering wines of great depth each year. A Latin name to make it “easy” for both languages for what is considered the first “great” wine of the new world.