Aperture Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$125

Fantastic new discovery!                 Limited new Cabernet from Aperture. a great up-and-coming label from Sonoma's Alexander Valley. 95+ Robert Parker: "Made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard opens with luscious aromas of molten chocolate, Morello cherries, cedar, beef drippings, cassis, black plum and floral notes with hints of red cherries and graphite. Full-bodied, lush and intensely fruited in the mouth, it has a firm frame of very finely grained tannins and great freshness to counter, finishing very long and layered. This has all the stuffing, acidity and tannic structure to be very long lived. 250 cases were made." 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard is based on 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a site in the Alexander Valley and spent 20 months in 70% new French oak. Its saturated ruby color is followed by a complex perfume of blackcurrants, green tobacco, cedarwood, and lead pencil notes. It's rich, full-bodied, opulent beauty that has tons of sweet fruit, silky tannins, and a forward, classic California style. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years. "                                        Winemaker Jesse Katz has worked with Bob Foley at Hourglass and at Screaming Eagle, working alongside renowned winemaker Andy Erickson. As winemaker for both Lancaster Estate and Roth Estate, Jesse brought to bear his handcrafted style of terroir driven winemaking in producing their most highly acclaimed wines.  In addition to making all wines at Aperture Cellars, Jesse also produces the 100% allocated wines for his cult brand, Devil Proof Vineyards.

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