Devil Proof

Rockpile Ridge Red Blend

9.47 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Rockpile, Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Malbec.

Malbec.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

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.

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.

May 28th, 2018
Deborah M

The start of a great evening. Still my favorite Malbec.

The start of a great evening. Still my favorite Malbec.

Feb 17th, 2020
Brian Nickerson

Quite possibly the most fantastic Malbec I’ve ever tasted. Almost Cabernet Sav like.

Quite possibly the most fantastic Malbec I’ve ever tasted. Almost Cabernet Sav like.

Jan 16th, 2020
Deborah M

Well it was a great night with friends. A classic Malbec that doesn’t smack you with the too much of everything syndrome. Smooth tannins and black fruit are welcomed. Wonderful bottle that got even better as it opened up.

Well it was a great night with friends. A classic Malbec that doesn’t smack you with the too much of everything syndrome. Smooth tannins and black fruit are welcomed. Wonderful bottle that got even better as it opened up.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Deborah M

Tremendous. Everything and then some.

Tremendous. Everything and then some.

Apr 28th, 2019
Brent E

Still needs some time, a bit hot in the middle but excellent structure nice long finish.

Still needs some time, a bit hot in the middle but excellent structure nice long finish.

Nov 18th, 2017