Aperture Sauvignon Blanc 2022
|California, Sonoma County
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 16% Sémillon and was matured mostly in French oak (33% new) plus a smaller portion of cement tank. It's the first vintage where so much Sémillon has been included-since acquiring Farrow Ranch in 2021, winemaker Jesse Katz has been able to add some of that site's fruit into his Aperture wines. It has alluring tones of white peach, kumquat, meringue and crème brûlée on the nose, plus wafts of floral perfume. The medium-bodied palate offers expansive flavors that segue from candied citrus to guava and vanilla pots de crème. It has a luxuriously satiny texture balanced by focused acidity and a very long, flavorful finish. 3,200 cases produced.
Powerful and expressive, starting with fresh Meyer lemon curd and Key lime pie flavors, showing hints of pineapple and ripe salted melon on a smooth, succulent body. Features fresh, juicy acidity, with a long, expressive and remarkable finish. Drink now. 3,226 cases made.
Pale straw with green highlights, the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is savory and floral with aromatics of fresh herbs, grapefruit rind, beeswax, and soft floral notes as well as delicate oak spice. Medium-bodied, it has an elegant, supple texture, ripe notes of quince, wet stones, and preserved citrus, and lifted saline. This is an exquisite wine to drink over the next 5-6 years.
This lemon and herb-driven wine shows good citrus acidity and a silky texture draped with lemon zest, parsley and thyme flavors. It's well suited for seafood and doesn't go over the top in terms of herbaceousness.