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2013 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8010083 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
jacquesb… $85 $85
$85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8010083 1 $85 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

92James Suckling

A red with lots of blackberry, tar and dark chocolate character, yet has a firm backbone of tannins and good acidity. Full body, polished chewy mouthfeel and a delicious finish.

PRODUCER

Aperture

Aperture Cellars is based in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, and features a range of Bordeaux-styled wines from vineyards throughout the Sonoma Valley. Founded in 2009 by winemaker Jesse Katz, Aperture wines are crafted from unique, cool-climate vineyards – there are 140+ acres of vines, in addition to their 32 planted acres on the estate site. Wanting to craft wines on par with the quality and refinement that are so integral to Bordeaux, Jesse set roots in Sonoma, believing it offers the best of both worlds: new world fruit and old-world elegance.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley is an American Viticultural Area just north of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County. It was granted AVA status in 1984, with amendments made in subsequent years. The Russian River flows through the valley, and the region was named for Cyrus Alexander, a 19th century landowner and grape grower. The AVA includes 15,000 vineyard acres, much of it rich, alluvial soil layered on a bed of gravel, somewhat similar to many vineyards in Bordeaux. Alexander Valley is sheltered from marine weather by the low hills northeast of Healdsburg, though it is often shrouded in the morning fog coming off the Russian River. Some of the earliest commercial winemaking in the area started in the 1880s, when immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony cooperative at Asti. The region made jug wines until the 1960s and 1970s, when a new wave of quality-minded producers started estates. Today Alexander Valley is home to some of California’s most admired wineries, including Simi, Stonestreet and the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Silver Oak Cellars, though based in Napa Valley, has a second winery in Alexander Valley where it makes Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Many grapes do well in the Alexander Valley, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.