97pts+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Del Rio Vineyard is stunning and singular this vintage and made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby-purple, it offers aromas of tapenade, dried herbs, graphite, mushroom powder and loads of floral aromas over a core of cassis and blue fruits. The full-bodied palate is slow to unfurl, but when it does—wow! Layered and concentrated, it’s wrapped in a finely pixelated frame with a streak of minerality and great freshness to lift the very long finish.
Aperture’s expression of this Alexander Valley site shows defined blue fruit notes with a subtle layer of delicate earth and stone characteristics. Gaining in concentration and complexity this wine is held with well-structured tannins and an underlying elegance. 100% cabernet sauvignon, this distinctive wine carries with it a profound sense of place.