2016 Buoncristiani O.P.C. - Napa Valley Proprietary Red 12-Bottle Case
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.
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 2016 O.P.C. was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled in June of 2018.
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.
BLEND: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 24% Syrah and 4% Merlot
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
HARVEST: October 3rd through October 28th, 2016
AGING: Twenty months in 100% French oak barrels, 60% new oak
WINEMAKER: Jay Buoncristiani