|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Aging||more than 18 months|
|Total Varietal Composition %||84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot|
While it is a big, rich effort, the 1999 Opus One exhibits a distinct earthiness as well as a sweaty saddle-like characteristic. It builds nicely on the attack and mid-palate, but finishes short, displaying hints of herbs, chocolate, and black currants. Drink this medium-bodied offering now and over the next 7-8 years.