Buoncristiani OPC Proprietary Red 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
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.
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.