1983 Opus One 
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 90

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 ()
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Bordeaux blend

I've read disparaging remarks about early vintages of Opus One, and I never think of '83 as a good year in California, but this wine was a revelation. Deeply colored, richly flavored, absolutely fresh and drinking brilliantly at age 20! French-like in its elegance, but softer and more full-flavored than most (affordable) Bordeaux. As delicious as it was, it was not particularly complex or it would have been rated in the mid-90's. I find myself again indebted to Jim Colbert, who pulled this gem from the depths of his cellar to share. - WB team 2003-09-27


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[Jengen  2004-09-15] I have a bottle of OpusOne83 for sale please contact me at cheshirelady@hotmail.com  User Rating: 50.