Devil Proof 2016 Farrow Ranch Alexander Valley Malbec
96 Points Robert Parker: "The Malbec Farrow Ranch takes its time to open to luscious scents of blueberry jam, mint chocolate and cassis with accents of fenugreek, coffee bean, roasted plum and violet with a streak of graphite. The palate explodes with rich, dense, lush, spicy blue and black fruits with an incredibly velvety frame and great freshness on the finish that goes on and on. This is structurally stunning and should be very long lived. 325 cases were made."
Devil Proof Malbec, Farrow Ranch, is a lush, strikingly complex wine that comes from the Alexander Valley hillsides of Farrow Ranch in Northern Sonoma County.
There are few sites where a single vineyard, let alone a single block, is better than a blend of multiple blocks or vineyards, but we have found something unique in this one vineyard block which contains all the components of an exceptional wine, exhibiting a true essence of terroir. This rare gem is Block #17 at Farrow Ranch for Devil Proof. The volcanic soil, a blend of Suther loam and Pleasanton gravelly loam, is ideally suited to this Malbec and allows us to successfully dry-farm the vineyard.
This block was planted in 2002 with a mix of Clone 4 and Clone 595 Malbec grafted to 1103P grapevine rootstock. An adjacent large steep hillside creates great air movement through the vines which further enhances the wide diurnal temperature swings so well-known in this region. The result is beautifully ripe and fresh berries with firm acidity and unparalleled elegance for its power.
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