Buoncristiani 2016 O.P.C. Proprietary Red, Napa Valley



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A fantastic new Napa Red discovery - highly recommended while this small-production gem is still available.

92 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Merlot. Creamy, voluptuous and super-inviting, the O.P.C. will drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend varieties works nicely to soften some of the tannic clout of the Cabernet, which in turn allows the lush fruit – always a signature of these super-expressive, generous wines – to shine through."

91+ Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Proprietary Red Blend O.P.C. is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 24% Syrah and 4% Merlot. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it gives up tons of earth-inspired scents—tree bark, tilled soil, underbrush and fungi—with a core of blackberries and blackcurrants plus hints of tobacco and bay leaves. Full-bodied, firmly textured and with great freshness, it has a muscular black fruit palate and long earth-laced finish."

previous vintage 95 points (Editors’ Choice) Wine Enthusiast:  "Just gorgeous. Floods the mouth with decadent black currant, cherry, chocolate, anise, beef jerky and smoky oak flavors that stun for their addictive deliciousness. Yet it is perfectly dry, and the balance of rich, ripe tannins, acidity and smoky oak is near perfect. The wine is a blend of Bordeaux varieties and Syrah, from esteemed vineyards including Hyde, Stagecoach and Caldwell."

The young Buoncristiani brothers have harnessed their shared passion for creating handcrafted, premium wines and have quickly created a buzz about the brand. Their family winery in the Napa Valley has turned out a Proprietary Red that has been knocking off more famous names in a variety of comparative tastings, including labels that fetch more than three times its price!

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