Buoncristiani

O.P.C. Ol' Pa's Cuvée Proprietary Red Blend

9.1218 ratings
9.123 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Celebrating Bastille Day with the spring dinner of the Confrerie St Etienne of Alsace association. Wonderful menu and perfectly paired wines.

Mainly cab/Syrah, with a splash of Malbec. Unique. Could pick out the inky and muddled blackberries of the Malbec easily. The Syrah provided more tart rhubarb and violets as opposed to darker/meatier Napa Syrahs. Heavy on the mid palate. Juicy and extracted finish of red and black fruits.

Celebrating Bastille Day with the spring dinner of the Confrerie St Etienne of Alsace association. Wonderful menu and perfectly paired wines.

Mainly cab/Syrah, with a splash of Malbec. Unique. Could pick out the inky and muddled blackberries of the Malbec easily. The Syrah provided more tart rhubarb and violets as opposed to darker/meatier Napa Syrahs. Heavy on the mid palate. Juicy and extracted finish of red and black fruits.

Jul 15th, 2018
Mike R
9.3

Grooving on a Sunday afternoon

Me Smile so big today

Grooving on a Sunday afternoon

Me Smile so big today

Dec 11th, 2017
Tom WZD

Lucious....

Lucious....

2 people found it helpfulMay 24th, 2015
Lisa Peju

cocoa, dark berries and a bit chalky on the mouth feel. Needs quite a bit of aging and will be delicious.

cocoa, dark berries and a bit chalky on the mouth feel. Needs quite a bit of aging and will be delicious.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
Peter Brennan

Very nice red blend. Good body to this. Would be a very good food wine.

Very nice red blend. Good body to this. Would be a very good food wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2015
Konrad Michels

Despite 2011 apparently being quite a challenging vintage for Napa winemakers, This has turned out spectacularly. Right now it still needs a 2 hour decant to fully open up, but it's well worth the wait. I'm sure this one will age beautifully in the bottle over the next 4-5 years.

Despite 2011 apparently being quite a challenging vintage for Napa winemakers, This has turned out spectacularly. Right now it still needs a 2 hour decant to fully open up, but it's well worth the wait. I'm sure this one will age beautifully in the bottle over the next 4-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2015
John Lenart

Nothing technically wrong but stylistically this is everything I hate in California wine. Sweet dumb fruit with not much else to back it uo. Short finish. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 15% Malbec. Spend your $50 elswhere.

Comped sample.

Nothing technically wrong but stylistically this is everything I hate in California wine. Sweet dumb fruit with not much else to back it uo. Short finish. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 15% Malbec. Spend your $50 elswhere.

Comped sample.

Nov 21st, 2015
Jason Earnest

Unique Cab, Syrah, Malbec & Merlot blend from boutique Napa producer.

Unique Cab, Syrah, Malbec & Merlot blend from boutique Napa producer.

Apr 20th, 2014
Keith Parker

Excellent blend, smooth, velvety and delicious. Great folllow up to Varossa 06’. Mmmm

Excellent blend, smooth, velvety and delicious. Great folllow up to Varossa 06’. Mmmm

May 27th, 2018
Blair Campomizzi

Solid blend dried berry with a touch of spice/sage

Solid blend dried berry with a touch of spice/sage

Apr 29th, 2018