Aperture Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
Jeb DunnuckSimilar colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 50% new French oak) offers slightly more graphite and crushed rock as well as rich black fruits, tobacco, cedar pencil, and earthy aromas and flavors. It's a rich, full-bodied, chewy wine that has good acidity, plenty of tannins, and an outstanding finish.
Wine EnthusiastSoft and silky with a backbone of lush velvety texture, this is an impressively delicious wine, tasting of blueberry mocha. With firm integrated tannins and restrained oak, it offers quiet power that persists in layers of flavor and complexity.
Wine SpectatorRipe, with thickly layered plum sauce and warm boysenberry compote notes, lined liberally with mocha and tobacco details. Good grip offsets the forward fruit profile, though the toasty edge is a bit dominant in the end. Drink now through 2024. 2,300 cases made.