There's a revolution underway in the mountainous, northeastern reaches of Sonoma. Among the foothills and slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, some of California's most thrilling Cabernet Sauvignons are emerging to huge critical acclaim. The early work may have been done by stalwarts such as Peter Michael Winery and Vérité Estate, but the crown now belongs to Jesse Katz at Aperture Cellars.

Jesse focuses on higher-altitude sites in Alexander Valley that he's farmed meticulously for over a decade to reach extraordinary levels of excellence.

The Del Rio Vineyard is an exquisite site where the steep hillside create incredibly gorgeous wines with delicate, soft tannins that melt into the juicy dark fruits of this powerful Cabernet.

Oliver Ranch Vineyard was planted by the legendary viticulturist Phil Freese (Opus One) in 1989. The vines grow on a gravelly plateau that helps concentrate the fruit, allowing it to hold remarkable acidity and vibrant freshness.

SJ Ranch Vineyard is a complex 3.2 hectare parcel of gravel and volcanic soils at the top of Chalk Hill, directly adjacent to the iconic Verité Estate. The fog that blankets SJ allows the berries to hang and ripen at a wonderfully slow pace, and the purity and expressiveness of the wines are unmatched.

These sites some together in the irresistible Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Few Cabs can boast such a balance of complexity and depth, while offering sensational value for money. The is a wine you can sit back and enjoy just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making it.

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2021 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP96
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 4,480 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, Farrow Ranch and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2021 was aged for 18 months in French oak (55% new).
£750 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £938.45 / Case, £78.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 2,033 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD97RP96
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 2,033 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
£750 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £944.93 / Case, £78.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec Vintage production: c.2,800 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that is guaranteed to put a huge smile... on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2019.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.64 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Oliver Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

RP98
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 387 cases Coming from the custom vineyard that the legendary viticulture specialist Phil Freese planted in 1989 to showcase one of the best sites... in California, this Cabernet always demonstrates a remarkable sense of site. These vines grow on a gravelly plateau that creates well concentrated fruit that holds remarkable acidity and vibrant freshness. he grapes are hand-harvested and delivered to the winery within hours of being picked. Every cluster is methodically and obsessively sorted through 3 sets of sorting tables before being optically sorted to specific preferences. The berries then cold soak for 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for complex colour and tannin extraction. Native yeast carry out cooler fermentations to preserve the unique aromas of the terroir. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 14-24 day fermentation, and extended maceration is determined lot by lot to maintain the fine line between full extraction and keeping an elegant, silky texture. Wines go through malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel and are aged (sur-lie) for 22 months.
£127 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £156.37 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

RP97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 464 cases 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. The grapes are hand-harvested and delivered to the winery within hours of being picked. Every cluster is methodically and obsessively sorted through 3 sets of sorting tables before being optically sorted to specific preferences. The berries then cold soak for 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for complex colour and tannin extraction. Native yeast carry out cooler fermentations to preserve the unique aromas of the terroir. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 14-24 day fermentation, and extended maceration is determined lot by lot to maintain the fine line between full extraction and keeping an elegant, silky texture. Wines go through malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel and are aged (sur-lie) for 22 months.
£127 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £156.17 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Aperture, SJ Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 700 cases This small-production offering showcases generous aromas of raspberry jam, dark plum, rose petals, sagebrush, and cigar box. The 2018 SJ... Ranch demonstrates bold, rich fruit highlighted with delicate floral qualities. The fruit hails exclusively from SJ Ranch Vineyard, a 7.9-acre parcel at the top of Chalk Hill, directly adjacent to the legendary Verité vineyards on Thomas Road.
£1,520 / Case£126.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,869.22 / Case, £155.77 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Aperture, SJ Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 700 cases This small-production offering showcases generous aromas of raspberry jam, dark plum, rose petals, sagebrush, and cigar box. The 2018 SJ... Ranch demonstrates bold, rich fruit highlighted with delicate floral qualities. The fruit hails exclusively from SJ Ranch Vineyard, a 7.9-acre parcel at the top of Chalk Hill, directly adjacent to the legendary Verité vineyards on Thomas Road.
£127 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £156.17 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 464 cases 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. The grapes are hand-harvested and delivered to the winery within hours of being picked. Every cluster is methodically and obsessively sorted through 3 sets of sorting tables before being optically sorted to specific preferences. The berries then cold soak for 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for complex colour and tannin extraction. Native yeast carry out cooler fermentations to preserve the unique aromas of the terroir. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 14-24 day fermentation, and extended maceration is determined lot by lot to maintain the fine line between full extraction and keeping an elegant, silky texture. Wines go through malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel and are aged (sur-lie) for 22 months.
£1,520 / Case£126.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,869.22 / Case, £155.77 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Aperture, Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 450 cases 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. The grapes are hand-harvested and delivered to the winery within hours of being picked. Every cluster is methodically and obsessively sorted through 3 sets of sorting tables before being optically sorted to specific preferences. The berries then cold soak for 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for complex colour and tannin extraction. Native yeast carry out cooler fermentations to preserve the unique aromas of the terroir. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 14-24 day fermentation, and extended maceration is determined lot by lot to maintain the fine line between full extraction and keeping an elegant, silky texture. Wines go through malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel and are aged (sur-lie) for 22 months.
£127 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £156.24 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD95RP95
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec Vintage production: c.2,800 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that is guaranteed to put a huge smile... on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2019.
£750 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £946.08 / Case, £78.84 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Aperture, Del Rio Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 450 cases 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. The grapes are hand-harvested and delivered to the winery within hours of being picked. Every cluster is methodically and obsessively sorted through 3 sets of sorting tables before being optically sorted to specific preferences. The berries then cold soak for 4-7 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for complex colour and tannin extraction. Native yeast carry out cooler fermentations to preserve the unique aromas of the terroir. Air and temperature are controlled throughout the 14-24 day fermentation, and extended maceration is determined lot by lot to maintain the fine line between full extraction and keeping an elegant, silky texture. Wines go through malolactic fermentation naturally in barrel and are aged (sur-lie) for 22 months.
£1,520 / Case£126.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,870.08 / Case, £155.84 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days