I am a transplant Napa Valley Local, on a mission to taste at 100 wineries per year, while living here. Opus was #193 for me and I have to say it is at the bottom of my list with Cakebread and Black Stallion for the worst winery experiences. The initial reception is cold, kinda of a your just another number type attitude. The gentleman that escorted me to the "tasting room" was very pleasant and by far the only positive experience of the visit. Arriving at the founders room, I was ignored for a good 5 minutes before finally being acknowledged. I was offered a by the glass pour of the 2010 and 2005, which was interesting to me, but I chose to do both, costing $100 ($60 for the 2005, $40 for the 2010) then I was offered to be seated at the lounge furniture outside. There was no descriptions of the vintages offered, no tasting profiles, not even a brief history on the wines. The wines very both very polished, lacking any uniqueness or depth. I understand that Opus One is a "brand name" and the Asian markets help drive the price point, but overall a disappointment. Don't waste your time as there are so many wonderful wineries in Napa Valley that put so much passion into what they do, unfortunately Opus One is not one of them.
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