Aperture Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Aperture Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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Aperture Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$75.00

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The folks behind Aperture believe that wine is an artistic expression as personal and universal as photography. So it only makes sense that father & son, Andy and Jesse Katz would finally find a way to work together to produce stunning wines from California.  Andy Katz made his name as one of the greatest photographers of his generation, and his work graces coffee-table books, galleries, and album covers around the globe. While he was traveling the world for his art, he made a point of bringing along his son, Jesse, to experience it all with him. Over the years, they both benefited from an international wine education that even master sommeliers would envy— sipping wine with Olivier Leflaive and his family, working through the famous wine cellar of Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux and in a late-night tasting at Sassicaia were a few of the amazing wine experiences father and son had together. 

It has all come full circle now with Aperture: Jesse makes critically acclaimed wine——and Andy supplies the photos. Andy’s vision, Jesse’s taste, smell, and touch… this is a 'dance of the senses' created by two gifted artists. The Aperture Cabernet is made from four hillside Cabernet vineyard sites in Alexander Valley, all with mineral-rich volcanic soils, a mix of eastern hillsides that are South and South West facing with a bench land block that is mostly dry-farmed . The blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon  and 7% Merlot aged 20 months in 50% new oak, 60 gallon French oak barrels. Unfined, unfiltered and un-acidified. 


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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Opaque ruby purple in the glass, it has an incredible perfume loaded with floral nuances, its cassis and boysenberry fruit tempered by a mineral streak and accented by notes of dried thyme, fresh tobacco leaves, mint chocolate, coffee and bay leaves. The palate is stunning, powerful but silky and fresh, lushly fruited and nuanced and finishing very long. While this 2018 is approachable and utterly delicious now, it will reward cellaring and should be very long lived.

Erin Brooks, July 23, 2020

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