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“Beautiful vineyard, fascinating tour”
Review of Opus One Winery

Opus One Winery
Ranked #7 of 21 things to do in Oakville
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Owner description: Cultivated with passion and a singular vision, Opus One produces one ultra-premium Bordeaux blend a year. A collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Opus One arose out of passion. And beginning with the first harvest in 1979, every vintage of Opus One has expressed the vision and passionate spirit of its founders. Our goal is to create a wine of ultimate quality that reflects the traditions and innovations of both founders. Visiting the winery is by appointment only.
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of Opus One. While I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the 1/4 glass of Opus one 2009, I believe the 120 dollars for two is a steep price to pay. If money is no object, indulge yourself.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Overpriced wine tasting. The staff look right through you and ignore every question. Even trying to buy wine there is a process. The tasting consisted of a tiny pour and then a turn of the back by the host.

Asking the staff a question about the vintage was a process. Only a Congressional inquiry could get them to talk to you.

There are so many great Wineries in Napa that are friendly helpful and fun. This is not one of them.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

The grounds and building are stunning but the service from the tasting room is lacking. It is definitely pricey for the tasting but we received little or no communication or even a smile from the girls pouring. In all the other winery's customer service is so friendly and everyone seems proud to be there but that is lacking at Opus One.

2  Thank Kari J
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OpusOneWinery, Manager at Opus One Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Dear Vestah,

Thank you for visiting Opus One and thank you for writing a review. We do read all reviews and take them seriously. I would like to know more about your experience. If you would be kind enough to take a few minutes of your time to call me. I can be reached at 800-292-6787 or 707-948-2403. I am at the winery Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 until 5:00. If these times are inconvenient I would be happy to contact you. Please send me the best number and time.
Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Jim


Jim Nicolette
Guest Relations Manager
Opus One Winery
7900 St Helena Highway
Oakville, California 94562
707-948-2403
jim.nicolette@opusonewinery.com

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Would probably book a tour, although pricey at 60 bucks a person, not bad considering you'd be paying 50 bucks a glass for a tasting. Tour was good lasted a little over an hour, besides for "that guy" you inevitably have in every group asking redundant questions, the tour was good. The coolest part of the tour besides for the generous pour of 2009 opus was the oak barrel aging room. The architecture of the building was nice and if you don't take the tour, I'll tell you that from above, the building looks like a wine glass. Overall this is a good way to spend 60 of your hard earned dollars, especially if you're a opus one fan. The wine by the was wonderful, and not just because it was expensive! Maybe one day I'll be able to afford to drink it regularly.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We visited Opus One for their 10am weekday tasting and had the place to ourselves which was awesome! The winery building is beautiful and really stands out among others. Once you enter the main building you are shown the tasting room and choose which wine you want to taste. They were offering the 2006 for $50 per glass and 2009 for $40. We had one of each so we could taste both and compare. After you receive your glass you are free to wander the grounds, sit outside on comfy furniture or head upstairs to the terrace. Overall it was a great setting and the wine was very nice. We preferred the 2006 as it was a much more "vintage" tasting wine. The 2009 750ml bottle was $225 and the 2006 was only sold in the magnum for $675. We enjoyed the tasting but didn't make a purchase as we didn't love the 2009 enough to spend $225. Overall it was definitely worth a stop at Opus One.

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