Devil Proof 2017 Farrow Ranch Alexander Valley Malbec
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck - The 2017 Malbec Farrow Ranch comes from a dry farmed vineyard in the Alexander Valley and is 100% Malbec that was partially barrel fermented and aged in 80% new French oak. Blue fruits, lavender, violets, crushed stone, and classy oak all emerge from this beauty, which is medium to full-bodied and has notable purity, ripe yet certainly present tannins, and a great finish. It's a concentrated yet balanced and fresh 2017 to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years or more.
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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