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2020 APERTURE DEL RIO VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON – SOLD OUT


Bottle of Aperture Cellars 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2020 Del Rio Vineyard cabernet sauvignon demonstrates an elegant power driven by its unique hillside location in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley. With chalky volcanic soils, and little organic material, the vines’ development is controlled and restrained and the established fruit is concentrated and complex.
Available in 750ml format

This is the only single vineyard wine we were able to make from the 2020 vintage, due to late season wildfires that year. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have been able to create compelling and truly flawless wines, as proved by extended micro ferments and lab testing to avoid any chance of smoke influence. This is also our smallest vintage ever produced from this exceptional site, so we encourage ordering early, as we expect it to sell out quickly.
A note on the 2020 vintage from our Winemaker and Founder, Jesse Katz


 

“A deep saturated purple/black, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard is packed with pencil shavings, suede, lifted menthol, peppery pine needles, and a pure lift of cassis. A fantastic wine from this vintage, it offers loads of refinement and purity, with fine tannins, meaty black cherries, plenty of currants, fresh sage, and warming spices on the finish. This is one exceptional wine that is packed with tension and will need some time to unfold, but it’s great now. It’s a potent wine with much pleasure.”
100 pts – Audrey Frick, Jeb Dunnuck

“An especially pure and expressive cuvée within the (already impressive) Aperture portfolio. It’s also the only single-vineyard Cabernet from the winery in this particularly challenging vintage. Matured for 22 months in 100% new French oak, it has a medium to deep ruby color and aromas of cassis and blackcurrant bud, ground coffee, bitter chocolate, allspice and garrigue, blossoming continuously as it spends time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, it offers surprising freshness and restraint, with graphite tones driving its velvety, perfumed fruit, and a very long, fragrant finish. Elegant and balanced, it’s the best iteration of the Del Rio Vineyard I’ve had to date.”
98 pts – Erin Brooks, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate


APPELLATION

Alexander Valley

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

BLEND

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

BARREL PROGRAM

Aged 22 months
100% new oak
60 gallon French oak barrels

VINEYARD

From one of the steepest hillside vineyards at the top of Chalk Hill Road in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley, this exquisite site creates incredibly gorgeous wines with delicate, soft tannins that melt into the juicy dark fruits of this powerful cabernet.

SOIL TYPE

Chalky Volcanic

UNFINED, UNFILTERED AND UN-ACIDIFIED
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