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It is our pleasure to share some of our recent press and Aperture in the news with you as well as critic reviews of our wines below.

Aperture Cellars Wines: An Aesthetic & Sensory Tour-De-Force “Jesse Katz has been called a wunderkind, a boy genius, a maverick — and the winemaker behind Devil Proof Malbec, the best Malbec in California’s history, is all those things. But as I learned in a virtual tasting of his Aperture Cellars lineup, he’s also a hard-working, down-to-earth, super-nice guy.” READ FORBES ARTICLE>

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This winemaker to the stars has opened a Sonoma tasting room of his own
“The wine wunderkind, 36-year-old Jesse Katz, has had his hands in several of high-profile projects over the last decade. He has made custom-label wines for celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Tony Hawk, and Ellen DeGeneres. He worked at Screaming Eagle. He studied in France. He created a malbec that Robert Parker called the best he’d ever tasted.” READ SF CHRONICLE ARTICLE>


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A Virtual Winery Opening: Sonoma Winemaker Jesse Katz Planned To Open His Tasting Room This Month Aperture winemaker Jesse Katz had April 17 circled on his calendar for months. The up-and-coming California winemaker was supposed to open a new tasting room for his winery just south of Healdsburg, a project that has been years in the making and a dream of his for more than a decade. But the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders mean it may be months before Katz christens the space. READ WINE SPECTATOR ARTICLE >


Wine Business Monthly
Aperture Cellars Announces “The Aperture Estate”: Opening in Healdsburg Spring 2020
“Aperture Cellars the renowned Sonoma Winery founded by winemaker Jesse Katz, is excited to announce the opening of a custom-designed hospitality center and modern winery opening on Old Redwood Highway in Healdsburg, CA in spring 2020.” READ WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY ARTICLE >


Becoming Devil Proof with California Malbec “Jesse Katz’s resume as a winemaker reads like a superstar in the making – from time spent at Pétrus in Bordeaux, California cult legend Screaming Eagle to stellar Argentina wineries Viña Cobos and Bodega Noemia.” READ FORBES ARTICLE>



Raising a Glass, Remotely “This small but mighty Healdsburg winery — the founder, Jesse Katz, was the first winemaker to make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
READ NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE>


Aperture Oliver Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
98 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
95 Points, The Corkscrewer Report
93 Points, Wine Spectator
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
9.5/10 Points, Vinography

Aperture Del Rio Cabernet Sauvignon
97+ Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Aperture SJ Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
96 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
94 Points, James Suckling

Aperture Zinfandel 1912 Estate
96 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
94 Points, The Corkscrewer Report
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
93 Points, Wine Spectator & Editor’s Most Exciting New Wines
93 Points, The Tasting Panel
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
92 Points, James Suckling
9.5/10 Points, Vinography

Aperture Red Blend
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
91 Points, Wine Spectator & Editor’s Most Exciting New Wines
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
96+ Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
90 Points, James Suckling
9.5/10 Points, Vinography
90 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Aperture Nomad Cabernet Franc
91+ Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
94 Points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
99 Points, The Corkscrewer Report

Aperture Barrel-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc
93 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points, Wine Spectator
93 Points, The Corkscrewer Report
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

Aperture Chenin Blanc
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast & Editor’s Choice, highest rating of the varietal from California
91 Points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 
93 Points, James Suckling 

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