2012 NAPA VALLEY O.P.C.
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, Tench and Bennett. Just like our winemaking fathers before us, with “Ol’ Pa’s Cuvée” we four brothers continue the family tradition of handcrafting blends that help accentuate the enjoyment of life.
To ensure our highest standard of quality, the vineyards are managed by growers who adhere to our strict viticultural philosophy and the wines are crafted with our own hands. The components of O.P.C. were harvested and fermented separately in small batches, then carefully blended in several phases during the second year of barrel aging. This 2012 O.P.C. was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled in July of 2014.
BLEND 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 16% Malbec
APPELLATION Napa Valley
HARVEST October 9 through October 22, 2012
AGING Twenty months in 100% French oak barrels, 58% new oak
CASES PRODUCED 2,860
WINEMAKER Jay Buoncristiani