2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Extreme weather conditions in 2008;from an unseasonably cold April to an extended heat spell in September;led to Opus One's smallest per-acre yield in thirty-two vintages. Aromas of rose petals, cassis and black cherry in the 2008 combine with notes of marzipan and sandalwood. A satin texture enrobes the wine's smooth, round tannins, its bright acidity supporting a juicy and elegant mouthfeel. This precocious and remarkable wine offers a long finish, with traces of clove and dark chocolate.

Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Petit Verdot 8%, Merlot 4%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
22 Days

Barrel Aging:
17 Months in New French Oak

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


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