Fantastic flavors that are evident in the nose and the tongue. Black currants with a drop of plum. Delicious actually. But I would have kept it in the cellar a couple more years. — 22 days ago
This is another great Zin from vintner Ian Blackburn and winemaking team Clay Mauritson and Emma Kudritzki. There is dark fruit aplenty, with savory, smokey notes that create a complex backdrop. Black and white pepper plus a slight herbal streak make for a real taste treat. — 4 years ago
Not a Sauvignon Blanc fan for new world but this is quite enjoyable. Fresh citrus and great acidity. — 6 months ago
One of the more complex zins you're likely to taste, bramble dark fruits with a hint of cocoa. — 3 years ago
Wonderful body, let it breathe a bit — 4 years ago
Wow! Delicious. This is essentially a port. 18.3 alcohol. Yummy. Viscous, thick mouth feel. Dense, complex dark fruits.
My only regret is that my husband doesn't drink ports so either I will need to have a glass a week or get some port-loving buddies over for after dinner drinks soon. Nice problem to have. — 4 years ago
First time trying these Malbecs from Jesse Katz and Devil Proof. Thanks Lauren for cracking these for us! Lush purplish red that completely coats the glass. Rich and dark on the nose with spices, dark cocoa, a bit smoky, mocha and black cassis. Heavy smooth tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Love the texture on the palate with layers of lush dark blackberries, blueberries, cassis, sweet spices and a bit spicy too. Long finish. Drink till 2038.
Wow. This is the best Malbec we have ever had from the United States and possibly even from any other wine region. Excellent work Jesse! This is made up of 100% Malbec from the Rockpile Ridge vineyard which is managed by the Mauritson Family and dry farmed. It is aged in 100% new French oak barrels and comes from an elevation of 1,100 feet.
First stop (Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof Vineyards) on our very first trip to Sonoma, and we were not dissappointed. The wines made by Jesse Katz have a ton of finesse, power and character, but the wines under his Devil Proof Label are at another level. Definitely a Malbec that needs to be on any wine collector's radar. The photo for the label was taken by Andy Katz, Jesse's father, back when he was commissed by the Cuban Government to take photos of their way of life. We love the saying for the label "Live well, drink well, and the devil can't get you". We do not know about you but we will follow her lead and hopefully become a little bit Devil Proof. — 2 years ago
Rose water scent. Dry honey and almost ripe plums, nice finish. My favorite rosé of the year. — 3 years ago
Intense dark ripe fruit aromas with hints of violet and anise. Well balanced wine (fruit, wood and acid). On the palate a great dance of ripe plum, cola, vanilla and mint. Long fruit forward finish with defined elegant tannins. DELICIOSO! — 4 years ago