Crafted from hillside vineyards, the 2021 vintage Bordeaux blend from Aperture combines Merlot and Malbec with near-equal measures of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. This blend showcases ripe red fruits and silky, seamless tannins. With significant fruit from Farrow Ranch, the wine reveals aromas of red and black currants, chocolate-covered cherries, and integrated oak spices, balanced by a palate of velvety tannins and vibrant acidity. Each sip is an elegant dance of flavors, a testament to Jesse and Andy's shared journey through the world of wine, embodying the artistry and passion that define Aperture.

Proprietary Red
Jesse Katz
18 Months
Oak Treatment:
50% New French Oak
Sonoma County
Total Varietal Composition %:
44% Merlot 27% Malbec 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Petit Verdot 9% Cabernet Franc
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

The 2021 Bordeaux Red Blend is the first iteration to include a significant amount of fruit from Farrow Ranch, Aperture's latest vineyard acquisition. It's a blend of 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc and was matured for 18 months in 50% new French oak. It has slowly unfurling scents of red and black currants, chocolate-covered cherries, integrated new oak spices, tobacco and tapenade. The palate is particularly elegant, balancing concentrated, nuanced flavors with a frame of velvety tannins and vibrant acidity that calls you back to the glass.