2009 Buoncristiani 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, 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
2009 O.P.C. was aged in French oak barrels for 21 months and bottled
in July of 2011.
We, the Buoncristiani brothers, take pride in performing all aspects of
enology, viticulture, wine production, marketing, and package design in
order to share with you a true expression of our winemaking passion.