2018 Buoncristiani O.P.C. - Napa Valley Proprietary Red - 20th Anniversary
Wine Specs
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 1st through October 6th, 2017
Twenty months in 100% French oak barrels, 65% new oak
Robert Parker

2018 Buoncristiani O.P.C. - Napa Valley Proprietary Red - 20th Anniversary


92 POINTS - "Races Out of the Glass!”- Antonio Galloni - VINOUS

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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 2018 O.P.C. was aged in French oak barrels for 20 months and bottled in June of 2020. 

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.

Wine Profile
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BLEND: 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 18% Malbec and 16% Merlot WINEMAKER: Jay Buoncristiani

Product Reviews

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Jeff Craver
(Feb 28, 2022 at 9:24 AM)
My favorite. The balance in this wine gives it incredible range to compliment a great meal or just a cheese plate. It’s priced so it’s approachable as a “go to” bottle and elegant enough to take to any dinner party where compliments on its caliber and beauty will abound.

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Jon Joslin
(Feb 28, 2022 at 9:25 AM)
I have been blessed to drink 14 of the past 16 vintages of OPC (not in order or in that many years), including some well-aged. This is an amazing proprietary blend that I have loved for years. It’s full bodied, and amazingly balanced. IF anyone has a 2014 or 2004 sitting around, I’d love to complete my vertical! This is a family go-to at dinner, and well into the evening as it develops. Don’t tell anyone how well priced this is. It’s ageable and amazing young too. It’s a complex relationship. Do I drink it or do I age it? I say drink and buy more! Never been disappointed and had an amazing opportunity to taste some older vintage with the brother in Napa! Thanks, brothers Buoncristiani!

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