Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler comes from a family of winemakers. His recollection of entering the cellar in his grandfather’s basement combines the thrill of adventure with the comfort of family protection.
Opi is an Argentine winemaking pioneer known for his expertise in Cabernet Sauvignon in a country known for the quality of its Malbec. This allowed him to achieve great success throughout his 30-year career, even in markets historically linked with the famous “universal red”.
Opi makes his wines with the intention of passing on his experiences, as well as the belief that every shared moment is worth preserving and celebrating.
Unánime is the winery’s flagship blend, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This rich, concentrated wine made from 50-year-old vines comes from San Carlos in the Uco Valley. Prior to bottling, it is aged in French oak barrels for a year and a half.
This powerful red has a nose of black cherry fruit, cocoa powder, currant leaf, and malt extract. On the palate, there’s a lovely texture of ripe, unabashedly New World fruit married to crisp acidity and defined but gentle tannin. Rich and rounded, but with a lovely freshness and minerality. Take your time sipping it, because it gets better as you go: silkier, with notes of liquorice and violets.
Food pairing suggestion: Venison stew
James Suckling, 2017: 95 points