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Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Red 2016 750ml
SKU: 6330

Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Red 2016

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The Buoncristiani O.P.C. is our Napa Valley proprietary red blend. In the quest to create a wine uniquely ours, we discovered the synergy of marrying Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, while also folding in further complexity of texture and flavor with Napa Malbec and Merlot blenders. Grapes are sourced from some of Napa's most prestigious vineyards including Hyde, Stagecoach, Hossfeld and Bennett. Just like our winemaking fathers before us, with "Ol' Pa's Cuvée" we brothers continue the family tradition of handcrafting blends that help accentuate the enjoyment of life.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Moving to the reds, the 2016 Red Blend O.P.C. checks in as 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 24% Syrah and 4% Merlot brought up in 60% new French oak. It has some detracting ethyl acetate but packs terrific cassis, cherry and blueberry fruits, hints of spring flowers, lead pencil, and graphite, medium to full body, and a mouthfilling, sexy, pure texture. Drink it any time over the coming decade.

January 31, 2019
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The 2016 Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Merlot. Creamy, voluptuous and super-inviting, the O.P.C. will drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend varieties works nicely to soften some of the tannic clout of the Cabernet, which in turn allows the lush fruit - always a signature of these super-expressive, generous wines - to shine through.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Proprietary Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 24% Syrah and 4% Merlot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up tons of earth-inspired scents-tree bark, tilled soil, underbrush and fungi-with a core of blackberries and blackcurrants plus hints of tobacco and bay leaves. Full-bodied, firmly textured and with great freshness, it has a muscular black fruit palate and long earth-laced finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018

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