Aperture 2016 Right Bank Red Blend
The year 2016 was a good one for grapes in the northern part of Sonoma County. Our cooler vineyard sites had the unique advantage of a long and moderate growing season. With this mellow, even weather, our fruit ripened gently. The result: deep flavors with complex, integrated tannins, and lively characteristics that make this vintage one of our best.
Our vineyard blocks that compose the Red Blend are all clay soil type. This clay helps some of the early ripening varietals lengthen their growing season so the grapes achieve full phenolic ripeness while also keeping a freshness in the fruit characteristics.
Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate