Palate

The 1984 Opus One is a wine of concentration and depth, a rich wine that is especially full and forthright.

Growing Conditions

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of Napa Valley. Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come. The growing season in 1984 saw abundant sunshine and an early harvest. The absence of late winter rains produced warm soils and an early budbreak. Although Oakville saw cool mornings as well as warm afternoons, the growing season was the shortest on record. Ideal temperatures at harvest yielded clean, well-balanced fruit and concentrated wines with good aging potential.

Winemaking

Skin Contact: 17 days

Aging

Barrel Aging: 19 months in new French oak