1998 Vintage 
Tasting Notes

Already slowed by El Niño’s winter flooding, the growing season of 1998 extended into late October, promoting a very long ripening period for Opus One’s grapes. Supple and lush, the 1998 Opus One shows an opaque purple color and intense aromas of blackberries, vanilla, and roasted espresso. The wine offers superb balance, a resilient middle body and a seamless texture.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 91%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 1%,
Petit Verdot and 
Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
36 Days

Barrel Aging:
16 Months in New French Oak

Our Aging Guideline Chart suggests: this wine is ready to drink, based on your preference.

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