2021 Aperture Red Blend, Alexander Valley, California, USA

The ripe red fruit characters of chocolate covered cherries and black currant are structured by silky seamless tannins, showcasing an elegant density to the blend.


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This wine is composed of all hillside vineyards which helps to keep berry size down and concentration strong. A blend of 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new.

From the Producer: "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 14-28 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."


Jesse Katz has, in a remarkably short period of time, 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.” Jesse’s mission for Aperture is to find the top cool-climate spots around California for his beloved Bordeaux varieties to thrive in.


Grape(s) Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Farming Traditional