2009 Aperture Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, United States of America
Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby. Dark fruits on the nose but aged as well with notes of anise, spices, a little floral and damp forest floor. Chewy tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. Tons of licorice on the palate with dark plums as well as notes of sweet spices, gravel, dusty, floral and blueberries. Medium plus finish.
Was surprised to find this unicorn inaugural bottling by Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars in South Africa of all places, where it is general very hard to find any American wines. If this is anything like his 2015 bottling we tried it is made up of a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%+) and possible some Malbec as well as being aged in mainly new French oak for over a year. Delicious wine and very happy we found it.
2017 till 2019.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased from Port 2 Port Wine in South Africa for R390.00 or $30.95.