In the northeastern section of Sonoma County, Alexander Valley is south of the Mendocino County line. The 1960s and 1970s established Alexander Valley as a place where world-class Cabernet Sauvignon could be grown. These majestic reds stand toe-to-toe with their peers in next-door Napa Valley.

The Russian River runs along the length of appellation north to south and the town of Healdsburg. Elevations range from sea level to 784 meters, with the higher-altitude sites receiving more sunlight as coastal fog burns off earlier in the day. The Valley rises on the east into benchland slopes where 80% of vineyards are located, clustered in the middle of the valley at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains at the eastern edge of the AVA.

Named for Cyrus Alexander who arrived in 1840, receiving a land grant from the Mexican government. He is credited for being the first to grow vines. Benchland soils are rocky and less fertile than the valley floor and well-drained, typically contributing lower yields. The soils are diverse, thanks to the area’s history of plate movements, featuring volcanic and sedimentary rock and rich in calcium, gravel, sand, and clay content. Benchland soils are gravelly, sandy loam, primarily Yolo and Cortina, and well-drained due to slope and have calcium magnesium ratio for Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

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.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 5,270 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs. The 2018 was aged for 18 months in French oak (45% new).
£600 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £758.45 / Case, £63.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

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

2018 Scherrer, Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

VM90
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 150 cases The Scherrer Estate Vineyard surrounding the family’s farm and house in Alexander Valley, at the base of the Vaca Mountains. Four Corners... Wine: "The 2018 is a beautifully distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromatics are loaded with minerality and exotic sandalwood, super-high notes of dark chocolate and floral coffee beans, unusual yet utterly captivating and refined. The palate boasts an incredible structure, coiled and full of tension and energy. With air, layers of pure reds fruits emerge with an elemental-mineral undertone. Notes of toasted fennel seeds and cassis emerge on the long finish. This has masses of cellaring potential, and pushes the envelope for Sonoma Cabernets. In a word: stunning."
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Devil Proof, Farrow Ranch Cima Ladera, Alexander Valley 3x75cl

RP98
Blend: 65% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 580 cases The Farrow Ranch vineyard is a unique and distinctive site with two incredible blocks of terroir worthy of adding to the Devil... Proof portfolio. This special wine is a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, making it's debut in 2021. Winemaker Jesse Katz (Aperture) carefully selected individual vines from these blocks to contribute to this blend. Each vine is hand harvested and brought into the winery within hours of being picked. The clusters are methodically and obsessively sorted down to the individual berry. Each vineyard block is separated and will cold soak for 5 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for optimal extraction, flowed by cooler fermentations with native yeast. Oxygen and temperature are controlled throughout the 21-day fermentation and extended maceration is determined lot by lot as we walk the fine line of full extraction and elegant, silky textures. The Cima Ladera 2021 went through malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and are aged (sur-lees) for 22 months.
£600 / Case£200 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £729.61 / Case, £243.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

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

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.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.64 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Aperture, Chenin Blanc, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP94
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc Production: 3,294 cases Aperture's Chenin Blanc is a vibrant and bright wine, coming from old vines planted in the 1940’s. It is a product of its rich clay loam soils and... colder, brisk nights that are made possible by the Delta Breeze coming in off the San Pablo Bay. The 2021 Chenin Blanc fruit was night-harvested from the cool Clarksberg AVA on the Sacramento River. Jesse incorporated 80% stainless-steel barrels and 20% neutral French oak barrels for the 2021 vintage. Once it was transferred to barrel, the wine was placed in the cold barrel room to keep the fermentation cool and slow, maintaining freshness and bright aromatics. As the wine slowly fermented for an additional 3 weeks in barrel, Jesse topped and stirred each barrel weekly. The wine stayed in those same barrels for 6 months before bottling.
£355 / Case£29.58 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £464.45 / Case, £38.70 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Aperture, Chenin Blanc, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

RP94
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc Production: 3,294 cases Aperture's Chenin Blanc is a vibrant and bright wine, coming from old vines planted in the 1940’s. It is a product of its rich clay loam soils and... colder, brisk nights that are made possible by the Delta Breeze coming in off the San Pablo Bay. The 2021 Chenin Blanc fruit was night-harvested from the cool Clarksberg AVA on the Sacramento River. Jesse incorporated 80% stainless-steel barrels and 20% neutral French oak barrels for the 2021 vintage. Once it was transferred to barrel, the wine was placed in the cold barrel room to keep the fermentation cool and slow, maintaining freshness and bright aromatics. As the wine slowly fermented for an additional 3 weeks in barrel, Jesse topped and stirred each barrel weekly. The wine stayed in those same barrels for 6 months before bottling.
£30 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £39.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD96RP97
Blend: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc Cases: 2,189 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the 40% of Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs.
£600 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £758.45 / Case, £63.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

JD96RP97
Blend: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc Cases: 2,189 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the 40% of Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs.
£52 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £65.60 / 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, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

RP95WI94+
Blend: 40% Malbec, 34% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage production: c.2,200 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the 40% of Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs.
£52 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £66.24 / 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

2019 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP95WI94+
Blend: 40% Malbec, 34% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage production: c.2,200 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. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the 40% of Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs.
£600 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £766.08 / Case, £63.84 / 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