Bordeaux Blend 2019, Aperture
Wine Specs
Cab Sauv/Merlot/Malbec/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot
Alexander Valley, Sonoma
Aged 18 months. 45% New Oak. 60 gallon French Oak Barrels
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
Wine Advocate

Bordeaux Blend 2019, Aperture

In Stock
Add To Cart
SKU: BordeauxBlend2019_Aperture_BTL

40% Malbec/32% Merlot/14% Cabernet Sauvignon/10% Cabernet Franc/4% Petit Verdot

Jesse Katz has, in a remarkably short period of time, made himself into one of the most respected wine professionals in California. He was the first winemaker ever to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, and had been named a Wine Spectator “Rising Star.”

Jesse’s mission for Aperture is to find the top cool-climate spots around California for his beloved Bordeaux varieties to thrive in. For Devil Proof Vineyards, it’s all about dry-farmed Malbec—the variety for which Jesse earned the highest-ever scores from Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, Jr. of The Wine Advocate, and Wine Enthusiast.

Over two decades of harvests learning from the best producers in the world—Pétrus, Screaming Eagle, Viña Cobos, Bodega Noemia, and more—have led to this moment at Aperture, where his wines have generated buzz and critical acclaim in equal measure.

The 2019 Red Blend is composed of 40% Malbec, 32% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon,10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. For this vintage, they crafted a distinct Bordeaux blend, composed dominantly of malbec and merlot and delicately balanced by smaller inclusion of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and petit verdot. The ripe fruit characters are structured by seamless tannins, showcasing an elegant density to the blend. The 2019s are deep ruby-purple in color, the nose bursting with lilac perfume, expressive in their youth and are drinking beautifully with a decant now, and will only continue to reward with cellaring.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This wine is composed of all hillside vineyards which helps to keep berry size down and concentration strong. The sites are south and southeast facing for the early ripening varietals.

Product Reviews

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product

Leave this field blank: