Napa Wines - Red - Opus One
Opus One was conceived as the joint brainchild of Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Their vision was to combine their expertise in Old World and New World winemaking, to pioneer a blend that was greater than the sum of its parts. Later in the same decade, Robert Mondavi gave 14 hectares of his famous To Kalon vineyard, in the Oakville AVA, over to the new venture. For the inaugural vintage in 1979, Château Mouton Rothschild winemaker Lucien Sionneau joined forces with Robert Mondavi’s son, Timothy. Mondavi and Rothschild made the decision to hold back their first two vintages from the market.