Aperture Cellars 2017 Alexander Valley Red Blend
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
91 Points, Wine Spectator - Editor’s Most Exciting New Wines
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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.
The 2017 Red Blend demonstrates a rich concentration of deep red fruits. Ripe currants combined with fresh raspberries and cherries, carrying with them a bright acidity. Laying in delicate violets and subtle tobacco the wine extends with a long, spice driven finish. The tannins are well integrated and the texture elegant and silky, making this a wine that is drinking beautifully now and will continue to reward with cellaring. — WINEMAKER JESSE KATZ
APPELLATION - Alexander Valley
BARREL PROGRAM - Aged 18 months - 50% new oak - 60 gallon French oak barrels
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