• Producer: Opus One
  • Winemaker: Michael Silacci
  • Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
  • Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec
  • Vintage production: Undisclosed (20,000+)
  • Winery location: Oakville
  • Owners: Baron Philippe de Rothschild, S.A. and Constellation Brands
  • First vintage: 1979
  • Drinking window: 2023-2042


About The Wine:


The winter of 2017 ended a five-year drought with January recording the most rainfall in over 20 years. The abundant rainfall continued into March, causing a modest delay in budbreak, and pushing bloom back by two weeks. Increased soil moisture allowed for healthy vine growth and development. The summer, in turn, was warm and punctuated by occasional heat waves. Despite Mother Nature’s variability, favorable weather in August provided optimal conditions for fruit development and maturation. Superb flavours and excellent ripening led to an earlier than expected harvest, which commenced on the 5th of September.


The Opus One 2017 offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and earthy forest floor. The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just enough acidity to complement the satin texture. This seductive wine shows flavours of black cassis, black cherry and a hint of cocoa powder. The fine-grained, plush tannins evolve into a long, supple finish. A supremely age-worthy wine, it will delight now and for many years to come.


Opus One Proprietary Red 2017

  • "A remarkable wine for the year, the 2017 Opus One is a dense, full-throttle beauty. Plush fruit and soft, silky contours give the 2017 its racy personality. Exotic, beautifully perfumed and impeccable in its balance, Opus One is one of the most complete wines of the vintage. In 2017, Opus One has a distinctly red-toned fruit profile that distinguishes it from the surrounding vintages."

    95+ points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Jan. 2020)