Established by two of the wine world’s most respected figures, Opus One, based in Oakville, California is one of the world’s elite wineries. The idea of a joint venture was born in 1970 when Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild met in Hawaii, but the concept did not materialise until 1978 when Mondavi paid a visit to Château Mouton Rothschild.
In 1979, the first harvest of their Bordeaux-inspired blend took place and subsequent releases established Opus One as one of America’s first ultra-premium wines, setting a precedent for the pricing of Napa Valley luxury wines at £50 or more a bottle.
TOP VINTAGES PRODUCED:
1993, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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