Palate

SEE LESS The 1992 Opus One has inviting, rich aromas, an intense berry character and firm, polished tannins. Typical of past vintages, the 1992 has excellent balance, concentrated flavors, elegance on the finish and great ageability.

Growing Conditions

The estate vineyards of Opus One, comprised of 4 parcels, sit in the western portion of the famed Oakville AVA. Two parcels, totaling 100 acres, are within the renowned To Kalon Vineyard. These are complemented by the combined 70 acres of the Ballestra and River parcels, which envelop the winery. In the vineyards, hand-harvesting and other traditional approaches are taken wherever they work best. When modern techniques benefit the winegrowing process, they are researched, evaluated and integrated into practice. Good weather led to normal bud break and excellent growing conditions throughout the spring. Mid-summer brought dry, warm weather with some hot days, accelerating the growth cycle and prompting a very early harvest, which began on August 26th.

Winemaking

Skin Contact: 38 days

Aging

Barrel Aging: 17 months in new French oak