2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

The vintage of 2006 saw the lowest average maximum temperature and lowest average solar radiation in twenty-five growing seasons. A saturated black-purple, the 2006 Opus One shows aromas of fresh cut roses, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry pie, smoked bacon and sassafras. Simultaneously silky and dense on the palate, this unfined wine offers flavors of cassis, espresso and zesty black cherry.  The persistently smooth yet expansive finish of the 2006 promises a long life in the bottle.

Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Merlot 12%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3% and Malbec 3%

Skin Contact:
26 Days

Barrel Aging:
17 Months in New French Oak