2021 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley


Focusing on Cabernet from mineral-rich, volcanic soils, this vintage's blend incorporates delicate inclusions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, and a hint of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The result is a symphony of intense black fruits and velvety tannins. From Aperture’s estate vineyard in Healdsburg and the newly acquired Farrow Ranch, the wine boasts aromas of blueberry compote, lavender, aniseed, milk chocolate, and nutmeg, with cast iron and tobacco undertones. The medium-bodied palate balances deep flavors with bright acidity and velvety tannins, culminating in a long, elegant finish. It’s a testament to the artistry and passion of Jesse and Andy.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Jesse Katz
18 Months
Oak Treatment:
55% New French Oak
Sonoma Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petit Verdot 5% Merlot 3% Malbec 1% Cabernet Franc
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750 ml Bottle

Wine Advocate

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Aperture's estate vineyard in Healdsburg and their newest vineyard acquisition, Farrow Ranch in Alexander Valley, plus some of the original single vineyards in the Aperture program like Oliver Ranch. It is blended with 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc and was matured for 16 months in 55% new French oak. It has vibrant, layered aromas of blueberry compote, lavender, aniseed, milk chocolate and nutmeg with undertones of cast iron and tobacco leaves. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled, pairing deep flavors with a weightless feel due to its bright acidity and velvety tannins. It has a long, latent finish and deserves 3-5 years in bottle