Devil Proof

Malbec

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R 1,560

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2012


Cultivar:

Malbec

Country:

United States

Rating:

94 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

14.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 years+
Origin: Sonoma County Appellation: Alexander Valley

Tasting Notes:

"This may be the finest Malbec I have ever tasted from California. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a beautiful nose of blackberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with spring flowers and licorice. There is gorgeous fruit in this killer Malbec, which could easily rival the best from high elevation vineyards in Argentina. it should drink well for 6-10 years." Robert Parker Jr.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Blueberry
Blueberry

Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers

Licorice
Licorice

Devil Proof Malbec is a lush, strikingly complex wine that comes from the Alexander Valley hillsides of Farrow Ranch in Northern Sonoma County, California.

Today there are 75 acres planted to vineyard at Farrow Ranch with the Devil Proof Malbec block situated on a hillside slope of volcanic soil ideally suited to this varietal…a combination of Suther loam and Pleasanton gravelly loam. A large steep hillside sits just adjacent creating great air movement through the vines and taking full advantage of the wide diurnal temperature swings the region is famous for. The growing season from April through October is filled with warm, breezy, sun-drenched days. The marine influence of the Pacific sends its cool, restorative moisture in from the coast following the path of the Russian River and settling as fog in the valley for a few hours most nights. While its not uncommon to see a 30-40 degree temperature swing from 4pm to 4am each day during these months, the Malbec vines thrive in this environment leading to a harvest of perfectly ripened fruit each fall.

22 Months (unfined; 12 months sur lie).

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