The 2016 Farrow Ranch Malbec is another absolutely fantastic wine from Jesse Katz in this vintage. It was sourced from Block #17 in the Farrow Ranch, where Malbec clones 4 and 595 are planted to the Suther Loam and Pleasanton Gravelly Loam soils. The wine spent 22-months in 100% new oak and it instantly begins to captivate the senses with its stunning aromas of ripe blueberries and and crème de cassis which are accented by violets, loam, dark chocolate and touches of fresh herbs all taking shape in the glass. It goes on to impress as it displays incredible full-bodied richness, with a wonderful voluptuous texture which envelops the palate. Layered and concentrated, yet well poised, this continues to seamlessly deliver loads of incredibly ripe, sweet dark and blue fruits that expand on to the long mouth coating finish. While this is absolutely delicious today, it should also evolve nicely with some additional bottle age and offer over a decade of enjoyment.