Opus One Overture Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

Drunk August 2013, Goodman London

 

A second label from Opus One Winery, one of Napa Valley's most famous wineries. Of the great European wine families, the Rothschilds are perhaps the best known. And Baron Philippe de Rothschild is perhaps the best known of this great family. At the age of 20, Baron Philippe took on the management of Château Mouton Rothschild from his father Baron Henri. Philippe’s vision changed the world of wine: he invented Château bottling, commissioned great artists to illustrate his wine labels – and, in partnership with Robert Mondavi in 1979, created Opus One.

 Robert Mondavi

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

In the 1980s, after her father’s death, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild left a stage career that included the Comédie Française and the Renault-Barrault Theatre Company, bringing her own exquisite style and creativity to the design, construction, and operation of Opus One.

Overture is comprised of the same five varietals that go into Opus One. This is a non-vintage wine that may be blended from different years. Aged in new French oak, Overture is composed of the classic varietals of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Opus One Overture may not be as famous as its winery counterpart Opus One but this is smooth, fruity and tannic making it a highly pleasant wine. Worth the money - probably not! But that's the Opus One brand for you.