2006 Opus One
The Iconic California Red, for the Holidays...
Special Pricing on Single Parcel - Ready, Set, Gift!
With just over a week remaining till the Holiday festivities,
here's a popular favorite, priced right!
"Unbridled power, full-bodied richness... part of [the estate's] greatest trilogy of vintages to date." - Wine Advocate
For the rest of the year, we're in the trenches, hunting for new and different wines for you. Today we take off our "wine geek" hats and unapologetically offer a quick (and perfect) answer to that vexing holiday question: What's an impressive, universally recognized wine gift?
We have secured one small parcel of Opus' powerful 2006 and are able to offer this tranche *only* at special holiday pricing - see below.
Order today and we can have your wine gift-wrapped and sent around the corner or across the U.S. in time for the holidays - it's easy, and then you're done! (Note: for additional ideas, both on and off-the-beaten path, see the sidebar for information about our holiday catalog)
Opus One is quite simply one of California's most iconic wineries. The project was the brain child of Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, beginning in fact in the early 1970s after the two were introduced to each other in Hawaii. Their first offering, officially a dual-vintage release of both the 1979 and 1980, was the first ever California "ultra-premium" wine.
Some 40 years later this is a well-established genre: We call it the "California Cult Wine."
The estate is going through a sort of inspired renaissance. None other than Robert Parker (who has been painfully blunt in his reviews over the decades) writes the following regarding the 2006 and Opus' new found vigor:
"The 2006 is a bigger, more muscular...displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness... With a new winemaking team in place, and no longer any influence from the Mondavis, it is ironic that Opus One appears to have produced its greatest trilogy of vintages to date."
While the 2006 Opus is the perfect holiday gift for most any California wine fan - it may well be a savvy buy for the California collector as well. (Opus comes in beautiful, wood 6-packs, so we have provided special 6-pack pricing.)
The perfect holiday gift, the perfect holiday price. One tranche only - order today and we can get your gift wherever it's going. We're in full holiday mode - reply to this email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director of Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
2006 Opus One
Special Bottle Price: $157.85
Compare at up to $200+
Special 6-Pack Price: $897.00 ($149.50/btl)
Wine Advocate: "Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next 15+ years.
With a new winemaking team in place, and no longer any influence from the Mondavis, it is ironic that Opus One appears to have produced its greatest trilogy of vintages to date. This wine has always been more about sizzle than substance. While some top wines have emerged, others have been riddled with brett as well as lacking in concentration. That accusation can not be made against any of these three vintages."
2006 Opus in Stock!
Net / No further Discounts