Opus One - Two Wolves, Three Coyotes, and a Dog in a Kitchen Sink

17 August 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM GMT-8
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USD 300.00

Presenters


Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer
Born and raised in rural Maine, USA, Lisa graduated from Colby College, ME, with degrees in English Literature and Performing Arts. Her wine career began by happenstance when, living as a struggling playwright in London after college, she was offered a job as the manager of a wine bar. Upon acquiring the position, she promptly enrolled for classes at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and continued her studies with them until achieving the institution’s highest accreditation level: Diploma. Lisa progressed through wine sales and marketing roles in the UK wine trade throughout the ‘90s and early noughties before moving to Tokyo in 2002, where she worked as a wine buyer for one of Japan's top fine wine importers and a wine educator at Tokyo's Academie du Vin. In 2008, Lisa moved to Singapore and began writing a column for Robert Parker’s website, eRobertParker.com. Later that year she achieved her Master of Wine (MW) qualification and the Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting. In 2013, she became the Editor-in-Chief for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com. She is also the publication’s critic for the wines of Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Sonoma County Bordeaux Varieties. In 2015, Lisa’s first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published. Recently, she relocated to Napa, California, to set up the new office for The Wine Advocate. She now lives in Napa with her British husband, two young daughters, their Border Collie and three sheep.
Michael Silacci
Winemaker
Michael Silacci didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. So he took a couple of years to travel through Asia and Europe to window-shop for a profession. When he arrived in France, his knowledge of French was limited to “bon voyage”. Someone suggested that if he wanted to eat well, speak French, and earn some francs, he should harvest grapes. Long lunches in the vineyard and fine wine were all it took to lead him down the path to winemaking— and a life spent walking among the vines. Assuming full responsibility for all aspects of vineyard management and winemaking, Michael was named Winemaker at Opus One in January 2004. He has been at Opus One since March of 2001, first serving as Director of Viticulture and Enology. Prior to his current appointment, Michael spent six years as winemaker at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, one year as winemaker at King Estate in Oregon, and six years at Beaulieu Vineyard as enologist and viticulturist. He has also made wine in France and Chile. He holds a master’s degree in viticulture from U.C. Davis in addition to under-graduate degrees in enology and viticulture from U.C. Davis and the Université de Bordeaux. Embracing a holistic vision of wine growing as the ultimate expression of terroir, Michael ensures that the connection between viticulture and winemaking at Opus One is seamless, reflecting the philosophy of founders Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Opus One produces ultra-premium wines at its Napa Valley winery in Oakville, California. The 2015 vintage is distributed in all 50 U.S. States and 90 countries worldwide.

Description


Join Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Perrotti Brown MW, and Opus One’s winemaker, Michael Silacci, as they deliver an unprecedented Masterclass on the journey of the wine that is Opus One.

Discover the composition of Opus One. Learn how blending trials are executed and explore component wines that may be selected for the final blend of the 2018 Opus One. Lastly, taste and discuss three vintages of Opus One; one that is the definition of Opus One’s style, one that is classic Napa Valley, and one that shows greatness in a challenging year.

This is an experience not to be missed. Secure your seat today!





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