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Aperture 'Soil Specific' Red Blend, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Co., California 2021

  • $70.00

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MERLOT, MALBEC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC, and BLEND
PLUSH & BOLD
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+ and COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY
ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA, and CALIFORNIA
USA
  • Winemaker: Jesse Katz
  • Farming: Sustainable
  • Variety: 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc
  • Terroir: clay
  • Vinification: Hand harvested and brought into the winery within hours of being picked, hand-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 14-28 day fermentation and extended maceration. Wines go through malolactic fermentation in barrel and are aged (sur-lees) for 18 months.
  • Aging: Aged 18 months in 50% new oak, 59- and 70-gallon French oak barrels
  • Tasting Note: The ripe red fruit characters are structured by silky seamless tannins, showcasing an elegant density to the blend.
  • Scores: 95+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate “The first iteration to include a significant amount of fruit from Farrow Ranch, Aperture’s latest vineyard acquisition. It has slowly unfurling scents of red and black currants, chocolate-covered cherries, integrated new oak spices, tobacco and tapenade. The palate is particularly elegant, balancing concentrated, nuanced flavors with a frame of velvety tannins and vibrant acidity that calls you back to the glass.”