Some very varied Californians

Opus One winery and vineyards from above

Three very, very different California wine producers compared.

The launch of the latest vintage of Opus One, the first under the aegis of the new CEO, is a grand affair. The offer of Opus One 2018 on the Bordeaux Place two weeks today is heralded by a full-colour booklet that runs to 54 pages. Christopher Lynch, who seems to have worked at most of the world’s major wine companies, took over from long-serving David Pearson almost a year ago at the helm of this landmark winery, pictured above, so famously founded back in 1979 as the first Bordeaux–California joint venture...