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2003 Vintage

The harvest of 2003 began on September 17th and concluded on November 2nd, the day before the start of heavy autumn rains. A moderately deep garnet, the 2003 Opus One offers aromas of blackberry, plum, hazelnut, graphite, olive oil, cocoa and dried cherries. The wine presents a soft, rich entry; nuances of dark chocolate, black licorice and herbs linger on the finish.

Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit Verdot 3%,
Merlot 2% and
Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
32 Days

Barrel Aging:
17 Months in New French Oak

Our Aging Guideline Chart suggests: you can continue to hold this wine.