Aperture 2017 Alexander Valley Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
93 Points, Wine Spectator
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points, James Suckling
WINEMAKER NOTES All of our fruit is hand harvested and brought into the
winery within hours of being picked. Everything is methodically and obsessively
sorted. A cold soak of 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation starts the extraction and then cool fermentations with native yeast carry out the remaining. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 10-15 day fermentation and
extended maceration is determined lot by lot when I walk the fine line of full
extraction but still keep an elegant and silky texture. Wines go through malolactic
fermentation in barrel and are aged (sur-lees) for 18 months. Bottled unfined,
unfiltered, and un-acidified.
This year’s blend achieves full-bodied and elegant, offering layered, ripe fruit
impressions - blackberries, cassis, and ripe blueberries. The mouth feel is dense
and round, with smooth, expertly structured tannins and subtle dark chocolate,
vanilla bean and light spice notes leading to an extended and lasting finish.
— WINEMAKER JESSE KATZ
APPELLATION - Alexander Valley
VARIETAL - Cabernet Sauvignon
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
BARREL PROGRAM - Aged 18 months - 50% new oak – 60-gallon French oak barrels
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