2015 Aperture Cellars Right Bank Red Blend

Estate: Aperture Cellars

Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States of America


Tasting Note:August 24, 2017

Brand new release (8/26) from Aperture Cellars and Jesse Katz.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with lavender, dark cocoa, spice box, light blue fruits and some sweet spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Layered palate with a similar structure to their Cabernet Sauvignon but definitely a bit drier. Black cherries in the attack with a soil presence, red currants and lots of spices. Very dry and long finish. This wine is definitely a baby that will only get better with some more bottle age.

The second wine we are trying by Jesse Katz, very impressive. This bottling is made up of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Malbec, 25% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 18 months in 70% new French oak barrels. Another big part of these wines are that they focus on unique soil types through the Alexander Valley, this bottling comes from fruit planted on clay loam soils which are know for lengthening the growing seasons for early ripening varietals helping to maintain their freshness.

Drink Dates:

2017 till 2028.


90+ points.

Price Point:

$$ - Provided as a sample from the winery. Release price is $48.00.