Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Aperture's collection of vineyards is among the most impressive in California, and it’s also one of the most diverse. For the Cabernet, they specifically work with some of the most unique sites throughout Alexander Valley, focusing on well-drained, volcanic soils. With little organic material, these soils help to control vigor & growth and increase concentration & complexity in the wine. Each vineyard yields grapes whose unique character is deeply tied to the land.

Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon  |  8% Malbec  |  7% Merlot

Tasting Notes:  Full-bodied elegance with layers of ripe black & blueberries, and cassis. The finish is long with smooth & round, yet structured tannins and subtle notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, and classic baking spices.

Pairings:  Rich cuts of beef such as short rib, ribeye, or Chateaubriand.  Try with salty cheeses and Portabella mushroom pizza, grilled lamb chop, or stewed venison chili.

Winemaking: All fruit is hand-harvested and brought into the winery within hours of being picked and is methodically & obsessively sorted. A cold soak of 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation starts the extraction and then cool fermentation with native yeast carries out the remaining. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 10-15 day fermentation and extended macerations are determined at that point. This allows the winemaker to walk the fine line of full extraction but still keep an elegant & silky texture. Wines undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel and are aged (sur-lees) for 18 months in 50% New French oak. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and un-acidified.

Winemaker: Jesse Katz - in a remarkably short period of time, Jesse has made himself into one of the most respected wine professionals in California. He was the first winemaker ever to be included in the Forbes '30 Under 30' list, a Wine Enthusiast '40 Under 40 Tastemaker,' and had been named a Wine Spectator “Rising Star.”

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Other Details
SKU: 1APE-RD-CS-17
Width: 3.50 (in)
Height 12.00 (in)
Depth 3.50 (in)
Short Description Aperture's collection of vineyards is among the most impressive in California, and it’s also one of the most diverse. For the Cabernet, they specifically work with some of the most unique sites throughout Alexander Valley, focusing on well-drained,
Bottle Size 750mL
Vintage 2017
Case Pack 12pk
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin California
Region Alexander Valley
Label Aperture

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