The Art on The Label Does Justice to The Wine Within
Aperture Oliver Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Winemaker Jesse Katz isn’t just one of the promising young winemakers coming out of California – his dad Andy is also a noted photographer, making for their label Aperture’s distinctive wine labels. This tree-lined path image was chosen for its brooding quality, highlighting Oliver Ranch’s single vineyard character. The Alexander Valley 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot blend is aged 22 months in 50% new oak, and is unfined, unfiltered and unacidifed. The flavours are pure and unforgettable, featuring rich black cherry laced with crunchy tannins, leading to a generous finish. Price on enquiry from KAL Wine Source Asia
• Fourth consecutive years of drought in Sonoma County saw a smaller but high quality vintage.
• A warm summer accelerated maturity and picking, resulting in one of the earliest harvests on record.
• Like other grapes, there were smaller berries for Cabernet Sauvignon, which gave it greater concentration and ripeness in balance with tannins and colour.