2013 Buoncristiani O.P.C. Proprietary Red Wine, Napa Valley
The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend O.P.C. 15th Anniversary Vintage is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 17% Malbec and 15% Merlot. This is a beautiful wine and an example of an affordable wine from a great vintage. The wine has a dense ruby/purple, notes of blueberry and blackberry fruit, medium to full-bodied opulence, luscious, savory mid-palate and a style that begs for drinking now or over the next ten years. --- Robert M. Parker Jr.
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.