Overture reflects the winemaker’s artistry by showcasing the talent of blending five traditional Bordeaux grape varieties and capturing terroir characteristics of the same variety grown in different soils. However, Overture’s third blending aspect – that of marrying multiple vintages – yields a softer, rounder expression of our estate that can be enjoyed upon release.
Nose: Bright red fruit, pungent cinnamon spice with underling toast, coffee beans and a certain stalky greenness.
Palate: Really good in the mouth as well, not too heavy, well defined acidity and solid body. Alcohol is perfectly integrated and does not really seem 14.5%. You could drink a bottle of this one and still ask for more. Toast and coffee beans come back in the after taste, persisting delicately for the some time.
Grape Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec
History of Opus One
Opus One is the realized dream of two men: Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. Together, the founders set out to create a single wine dedicated to the pursuit of uncompromising quality. This singular mission shapes every vintage, today and for generations to come.
Rising gently from the earth around it, the Opus One winery does not rush to reveal itself. The building sits in harmony with its natural surroundings, offering a soft transition from the vineyard to its lush, green grass exterior. Just as it honors the land, it honors the light.