Bianca at the Delano Hosting Opus One Wine Dinner

For wine lovers, Napa Valley's opulent Opus One is a label not to be ignored. At $150+ a pop (depending on vintage), the Bordeaux-style varietal (a joint project of bigwigs Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild) is a favorite choice among the monied set.

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But despite its hefty price tag, many wine enthusiasts would say it's worth every penny.

For local fans of the fancy label, Bianca at the Delano is hosting an Opus One wine dinner on October 10 celebrating their 2009 vintage release.

So what's the new vintage all about?

"The 2009 vintage has aromas of black olive and minerals with underlying more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. The vintage shows flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close." says Andrew Pittard, General Manager at Bianca.

There will also be an Opus One rep on hand to answer your burning questions about the luxe label.

The menu, created by Corporate Executive Chef Brian Massie, will include grilled octopus, char grilled with cherry tomato salad and aged balsamic; Kobe rib eye deckle "sous vide" with pancetta brussels sprouts, cauliflower puree, and opus reduction; and black truffle cones shaved with seasonal black truffles (these are amazing, by the way). Each course will come with one glass of wine, all different varieties.

Much like a bottle of the main attraction, a seat at this table won't come cheap. Tickets run $175 per person, and reservations are required. (And speaking of price points, Opus One's 2009 vintage runs a hefty $225 on their website, so if you really want to score a sip, this dinner might be your best bet.)

The dinner kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, at 1685 Collins Avenue. Tickets are $175 (not including tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made by calling 305-674-5752 or biancamiami.com.

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