Opus One 2007 Napa Valley Red Wine

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Franco-American alliance Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, and Robert Mondavi yielded the first New World “cult” wine, Opus One, in 1978. More than three decades later, the winemaking is in the hands of one man, Michael Silacci, yet the Opus One 2007 Napa Valley Red Wine continues to exhibit the label’s signature combination of California intensity and French intricacy of structure. An elegant nose of rose petals and fresh dill prepares the senses for a rush of fruit on the palate—black cherry, cranberry, red grapefruit—followed by more delicate flavors of tobacco, toasted rice, and green tea.

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