The Wine Merchant Thailand

The Wine Merchant Thailand

Opus One

The Wine Merchant Thailand
With the combined efforts of two enterprising and well-respected individuals in the world of wine, Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, (at the time, owners of Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley), the creation of this winery played a significant role in elevating the stature and reputation of the Napa Valley while simultaneous attracting additional visitors to the valley who have become familiar with the provenance of the Opus One wines or have heard about its coveted reputation.

The focus of Opus One’s production is on a single world-class wine each year. However, since 1993 they have created a second much lesser known and promoted label called Overture.

This wine is labeled as a Napa Valley Red wine and interestingly is one of a select few annual release wines from any winery in the Napa Valley that is not labeled with a vintage date.

Overture is always a blend of multiple vintages from lots that were not selected for the Opus One wine. And this wine generally sees less French oak than its older sister.

Today Opus One is under an interesting ownership with 50% owned by the public company, Constellation Brands and the other 50% still family owned by the Rothschilds.

While always a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine, each vintage of Opus One varies in the amount and types of varieties used in the blend.

The wines are all aged in new French oak – generally from between 18 and 24 months.
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