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Aperture 2020 Bordeaux Red Blend   

2020 Aperture Cellars "Soil Specific" Bordeaux Red Blend Alexander Valley

Wine Advocate
97 Points

The 2020 Bordeaux Red Blend is composed of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, matured in 45% new French oak for 18 months. Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it is scented of blueberries and red and black cherries with nuances of graphite, spice and tea leaves, continuing to blossom aromatically as it spends time in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is velvety and refreshing with alluringly floral fruit and a long, layered finish. Restrained and easy to drink, it's a great success in a challenging vintage. 2,189 cases were made. Drink Date 2024 - 2034. Erin Brooks  23rd Mar 2023

San Francisco Wine Panel Score 94+ Points

Aperture’s Bordeaux blend is always a gorgeous wine and the 2000 is a knockout. The nose offers intense, brightly focused aromas of blackberry, blueberry, cedar, clove, black olive and graphite that rise above a tighter core of dark cherry. It is firm, gutsy, bright and focused on the palate, with polish to smooth the edges. The finish is tight yet long, and it delivers youthful, concentrated fruit flavors stylishly married to dark spice notes. This beauty will be great with dark meats now and for the next five years and well beyond. A blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot & 11% Cabernet Franc. 2,189 cases produced.


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Sonoma County


This wine is composed of all hillside vineyards which helps to keep berry size down and concentration strong.

Barrel Aging:

Aged 18 months 45% new oak 60 and 70 gallon French oak barrels


33% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Malbec 28% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc