2016 Aperture Cellars Pinot Noir Unlikely Native

Estate: Aperture Cellars
Region: Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Dry Stack Vineyard

Tasting Note:May 25, 2018

Sneak peak at this small production Pinot Noir from Jesse Katz and Aperture Cellars made for a restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks Lauren for cracking this for us! Medium ruby red. Powerful nose with roses, raspberries, jasmine, twigs and some deeper floral notes. Quite a bit of tannins in the front of the palate (7/10) and medium bodied. Balanced acidity with jasmine and raspberries on the palate followed up by light strawberries and a touch of leather underneath. Lingering finish.

This is the inaugural vintage for this Pinot Noir from the Dry Stack Vineyard in Bennett Valley. It is made exclusively for the Jax Fish House in Boulder, Colorado where Jesse was born.

First stop on our very first trip to Sonoma, and we were not dissappointed. The wines made by Jesse Katz have a ton of finesse, power and character. Definitely a winery for any wine lover or collector to have on their radar. Stay tuned for some exciting new wines coming out in the 2017 vintage, possibly an old vine Zinfandel. Also a must visit for art and photography lovers.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2025.


92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the tasting studio in downtown Healdsburg. Release price is $45.00.