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Producer: Aperture Cellars, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2019 Aperture Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

From the cooler Bennett Valley, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is terrific, offering juicy notes of white peach, nectarines, and exotic flowers to go with a medium-bodied, balanced profile on the palate. It's another classy, beautifully made white from this estate.

  $40 1

From the cooler Bennett Valley, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is terrific, offering juicy notes of white peach, nectarines, and exotic flowers to go with a medium-bodied, balanced profile on the palate. It's another classy, beautifully made white from this estate.

2019 Aperture Cellars Chenin Blanc

Lots of white peach and pineapple notes emerge from the 2019 Chenin Blanc, a juicy, lively wine that stays fresh and crisp, yet has beautiful fruit. It's ideal for drinking over the coming year or two.

  $30 1

Lots of white peach and pineapple notes emerge from the 2019 Chenin Blanc, a juicy, lively wine that stays fresh and crisp, yet has beautiful fruit. It's ideal for drinking over the coming year or two.

2018 Aperture Cellars Zinfandel 1912 Block

Coming from the Russian River Valley, the dense purple-hued 2018 Zinfandel 1912 Block offers up a rich, powerful, full-bodied style that carries tons of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit as well as notes of chocolate, graphite, and roasted herbs. It's a big mouthful of fruit yet stays balanced, offers plenty of structure, and has a great finish. It's going to impress for a decade.

  $85 1

Coming from the Russian River Valley, the dense purple-hued 2018 Zinfandel 1912 Block offers up a rich, powerful, full-bodied style that carries tons of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit as well as notes of chocolate, graphite, and roasted herbs. It's a big mouthful of fruit yet stays balanced, offers plenty of structure, and has a great finish. It's going to impress for a decade.

2017 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard

Brought up in 90% new French oak and also from a vineyard in the Alexander Valley, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard is another complex Cabernet Sauvignon from this team that sports a dense purple color, lots of black (and some blue) fruits, notes of green tobacco, gravelly earth, and lead pencil, medium to full body, and big, chewy, rustic tannins. It's another 2017 that will need bottle age and some wishful thinking on the tannins. There's solid mid-palate depth here, so there is hope, but it's not much fun to taste today.

  $125 1

Brought up in 90% new French oak and also from a vineyard in the Alexander Valley, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard is another complex Cabernet Sauvignon from this team that sports a dense purple color, lots of black (and some blue) fruits, notes of green tobacco, gravelly earth, and lead pencil, medium to full body, and big, chewy, rustic tannins. It's another 2017 that will need bottle age and some wishful thinking on the tannins. There's solid mid-palate depth here, so there is hope, but it's not much fun to taste today.

2017 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon SJ Ranch

All varietal, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon SJ Ranch comes from a site in the Alexander Valley and was brought up in 70% new French oak. Another gorgeous 2017 from Katz, it offers classic crème de cassis, spicy oak, cedar pencil, and graphite aromas and flavors. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins, it can be enjoyed today in a youthful sense, yet should cruise in cold cellars for two decades or more.

  $125 1

All varietal, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon SJ Ranch comes from a site in the Alexander Valley and was brought up in 70% new French oak. Another gorgeous 2017 from Katz, it offers classic crème de cassis, spicy oak, cedar pencil, and graphite aromas and flavors. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, with ripe tannins, it can be enjoyed today in a youthful sense, yet should cruise in cold cellars for two decades or more.

2017 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Oliver Ranch

All varietal, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oliver Ranch has a beautiful nose of bright blueberry and mulberry fruits as well as lots of floral and violet nuances. Already complex aromatically, it’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a vivid spice of acidity. The tannins are solid here, and this beauty is going to evolve for 15-20 years or more. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out.

  $125 1

All varietal, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oliver Ranch has a beautiful nose of bright blueberry and mulberry fruits as well as lots of floral and violet nuances. Already complex aromatically, it’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a vivid spice of acidity. The tannins are solid here, and this beauty is going to evolve for 15-20 years or more. It's beautifully done and well worth seeking out.

2017 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (there are small amounts of Malbec and Merlot in the blend) is a solid 2017 with plenty of cassis and currant fruits, notes of violets, tobacco, and gravelly earth, medium to full body, and big, chewy, drying tannins on the finish, which can be common in the vintage. Give it a year or three to let the tannins calm down, then enjoy over the following decade.

  $70 1

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (there are small amounts of Malbec and Merlot in the blend) is a solid 2017 with plenty of cassis and currant fruits, notes of violets, tobacco, and gravelly earth, medium to full body, and big, chewy, drying tannins on the finish, which can be common in the vintage. Give it a year or three to let the tannins calm down, then enjoy over the following decade.

2017 Aperture Cellars Aperture Red Wine

Based on 52% Malbec and 48% Merlot, the 2017 Aperture Red Wine sports a vivid purple, almost blue color to go with delicious notes of blueberries, crushed violets, raspberries, graphite, and a touch of minerality. A juicy, upfront, fruit-loaded beauty, it has good acidity, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. It's going to drink well for 8-10 years.

  $55 1

Based on 52% Malbec and 48% Merlot, the 2017 Aperture Red Wine sports a vivid purple, almost blue color to go with delicious notes of blueberries, crushed violets, raspberries, graphite, and a touch of minerality. A juicy, upfront, fruit-loaded beauty, it has good acidity, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. It's going to drink well for 8-10 years.

2016 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Farrow Ranch

Coming from the Farrow Ranch in the Alexander Valley, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Farrow Ranch offers classic crème de cassis and currant fruit notes as well as plenty of spicy oak, graphite, and roasted herbs, iron, and tons of rocky minerality. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful, it packs some oomph yet has balance, depth, and structure.

  $110 1

Coming from the Farrow Ranch in the Alexander Valley, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Farrow Ranch offers classic crème de cassis and currant fruit notes as well as plenty of spicy oak, graphite, and roasted herbs, iron, and tons of rocky minerality. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful, it packs some oomph yet has balance, depth, and structure.