recently had a 1987 Reserve Cab
Opus One had a few good vintages LONG ago. Since they expanded the production and started outsourcing the fruit it went downhill fast. Over-rated and over priced. I've never met anyone who thought Opus was better than Mondavi's best reserve cabs. JMO.
posted on 11/15/2005 8:15:56 AM PST
(Just be glad Detroit is not in a hurricane zone.)
The '96 Opus One was by and far their best. That was the last year it was even worth drinking. I can't say that I can compare the Opus One with a Mondavi Reserve Cab, the Opus is a Bordeaux style blend, while the Cab is a single varietal, they are just different wines. If I had to choose between buying one or the other, it based on price and performance I have to agree that the Mondavi Reserve is the way to go.
posted on 11/15/2005 9:03:42 AM PST
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