95 points - rare Rare new release from winemaker Jesse Katz one of California's hottest new winemakers under the Devil Proof and Aperture labels. Limited. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "Firm, supple tannins support an earthy, herbal undercurrent of cedar, pencil lead and sweet tobacco in this varietal wine. A rich blue-berry flavor explodes on the palate, while a leathery texture melds with a hint of dark chocolate." The label was shot by Jesse's father, renowned photograph Andy Katz, in Cuba in the early 90s and is one of his favorite photographs. The expression of the Cuban woman joyfully holding a Cuban cigar in hand says what you need to know about the wine. For his first wine under his first label, Jesse wanted to make a wine that pushed the boundaries. He didn’t want to take the easy road. So, he decided to take a grape varietal that’s not commonly made in California (and when it is made, it’s generally not well-made), stuck to his guns and made a great Malbec.