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2016 Aperture Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1403113 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2016 Red Blend checks in as a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Malbec, and 7% Cabernet Franc that spent 20 months in 50% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-colored wine offers a ripe, sexy bouquet of blackcurrants, plums, Asian spice, chocolate, and leafy herbs. It's medium to full-bodied, has plenty of classic cedar and tobacco hints on the palate, a stacked mid-palate, terrific balance, and a great finish. It's a seriously good Bordeaux blend to drink anytime over the coming decade. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A blend of 52% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 11% malbec and 7% cabernet franc, this has a neat array of red fruit and mixed summer berries with a dried red-flower edge, too. The palate has such captivating texture and freshness and very vibrant, lively fruit at the center of the wine. Great balance here. Inner quote mark (10/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Red Blend is made up of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Malbec and 7% Cabernet Franc, aged 18 months in 50% new oak. It has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and opens with aromas of cassis, red and black plum, chargrill, leather and beef drippings with accents of fried herbs, bitter chocolate, cedar, violet and a classy framing of new oak spice. Medium to full-bodied, dense and rich, the palate offers youthfully coiled layers of spicy, mineral-tinged fruits. It has a frame of ripe, well-woven tannins with seamless freshness and a long, silky finish. (EB) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

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