UNFINED, UNFILTERED AND UN-ACIDIFIED
Focusing first on the cabernet fruit from four mineral-rich, volcanic soil sites nestled on cooler hillside slopes in the Alexander Valley, this vintages blend is uniquely crafted with delicate inclusions of merlot and malbec.
Mix of eastern hillsides that are South and South West facing with a bench land block that is mostly dry-farmed.
85 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged 18 months
50 new oak
60 gallon French oak barrels
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"Aperture wines are small batch and they sell out quickly, but they are worth searching out, combining as they do the best of the Old and New World, delivering a powerful punch but well sculpted with natural balance and no acidification or other cellar tricks."
-- DECANTER MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2018
Aperture Cellars champions a range of expressive Bordeaux style wines from Sonoma County's premier cool-climate Bordeaux varietal vineyard sites. The aperture of a camera lens changes the amount of light a photographer has to work with; at Aperture, we're shedding light on what Bordeaux varieties in the cooler pockets of Sonoma are capable of. Warm, sunny days and brisk nights ensure that every bottle bursts with freshness, no matter how generous the fruit. None other than Wine Spectator has described our wines as "plump, intense and juicy" while remaining "clean and complex."