Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker Tasting Notes

Malk Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon
2006

The Malk Family Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent example of both the vineyard and the district. Ripe aromas of cassis extract, black cherry, and hints of spice show the classic nose of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Underlying notes of vanilla and cedar also carry through to the palate, which exhibits a full body and rich tannins allowing the wine to be appreciated now, but should age nicely for years to come.

   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
   - 350 cases produced
   - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
   - Griffin Vineyard
   - Stags Leap District of Napa Valley
   - Harvested in Late September 2006
   - Hand sorted
   - 25 day maceration
   - Unfined and unfiltered
   - Native yeast and natural malolactic
   - 20 months in French oak; 60% new
   - Bottled in June 2008

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Malk Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon
2007
ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICALS

Release Date: October 2010

The 2007 Vintage of the Malk Family Vineyards is likely our best effort to date.  We find deeper notes of blackberry and black cherry in the 2007, along with the rich currant and ripe red fruit we’ve enjoyed in previous vintages.  The fruit aromas are highlighted with warm spicy notes that follow through to the palate giving way to the classic silky mouthfeel we have come to expect.  This vintage does offer a bit more extraction and body and should age well for many years.
 
   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
   - 500 cases produced
   - Griffin Vineyard
   - Stags Leap District of Napa Valley
   - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 
   - Harvested in Late September 2007
   - Hand sorted
   - 25 day maceration
   - Unfined and unfiltered 
   - Native yeast and natural malolactic 
   - 20 months in French oak; 60% new 
   - Bottled in June 2009

ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICAL 7-8-9 
"Vertical 7-8-9" consists of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Malk Cabernets.

 

Malk Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon
2008


Release Date: January 2012

The 2008 Malk Family Vineyards is the product of a moderate and well balanced growing season. This wine is sure to give you everything you expect from Malk wines with a touch more refinement and polish. The gorgeous nose starts with floral notes of fresh cut flowers and lavender. Deeper, richer notes of ripe blackberry and currant soon prevail and are complimented with background hints of chocolate, spice, and cedar. The palate is as developed as any Cabernet we have made. The silky entry is seductive but not light. The mid-palate has great depth and concentration without being bulky and heavy, and the finish has an elegant presence that completes the entire experience.
 
   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
   - Production: 256 cases
   - Griffin  Vineyard
   - Stags Leap District of Napa Valley
   - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 
   - Harvested in Mid-October 2008
   - Hand sorted,
   - 25 day maceration
   - Unfined and unfiltered 
   - Native yeast and natural malolactic 
   - 20 months in French oak; 60% new 
   - Bottled in June 2010
 
 
 
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ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICAL 7-8-9
"Vertical 7-8-9" consists of the
2007, 2008 and 2009 Malk Cabernets.

 
 

Malk Stags Leap District
Cabernet Sauvignon
2009


Release Date: December 2012

The 2009 Malk Family Vineyards Stag's Leap Cabernet is a pleasure from start to finish. It's deep, dark red appearance offers a first glimpse of its rich and lively nature. The nose is filled with many of the attributes that have become signatures of this wine...vanilla-spice, sweet chocolate, and ripe blackberry and currant. The 2009 also offers interesting mineral notes of crushed gravel and even notes of the loamy and volcanic soils in which the grapes are grown. More delicate aromas of paper whites and lavender come and go as they mix with hints of fresh tobacco leaf and cedar. While the weighty palate is incredibly supple, there is plenty of concentration in this wine to carry it for many years of enjoyment.
 
   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer 
   - Production: 192 cases
   - Griffin  Vineyard
   - Stags Leap District of Napa Valley 
   - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 
   - Harvested in October 2009 
   - Hand sorted 
   - 25 day maceration 
   - Native yeast and natural malolactic 
   - 20 months in French oak; 75% new 
   - Bottled in June 2011
 
 
 
 
ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICAL 7-8-9
"Vertical 7-8-9" consists of the 
2007, 2008 and 2009 Malk Cabernets.
 

 
Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Tasting Notes

Malk Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc
2010

ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICALS

Release Date:  May 2011

Once again, the 2010 vintage produced a wine of beautiful aromatic character and elegant presence on the palate.  White flowers and fresh peach notes prevail on the nose, with underlying notes of light citrus and orange blossom.  The palate is silky yet weighty, framed perfectly with the classic Sauvignon Blanc crispness.

   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
   - Production: 200 cases
   - Napa Valley

   - Harvested in September 2010
   - Bottled in April 2011

ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR WHITE VERTICAL
"White Vertical" consists of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sauvignon Blanc.

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Malk Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc
2011
ONLY AVAILABLE IN VERTICALS


Release Date:  May 2012

Once again, the 2011 vintage produced a wine of beautiful aromatic character and elegant presence on the palate. White flowers, fresh peach, and ripe mellon notes prevail on the nose, with underlying notes of light citrus and orange blossom. The taste is silky, yet weighty, framed perfectly with the classic Sauvignon Blanc crispness.

Located in the Oak Knoll District in the heart of Napa Valley, Ryan’s Vineyard named after owner George Verhey’s son is the source for our much loved Sauvignon Blanc. This vineyard produces consistent wonderful fruit from 15 year old vines. This wine is fermented in neutral oak barrels to gain the benefit of small amounts of air throughout the aging process without adding the impact of oak flavor. The juice was fermented with indigenous yeasts to offer the inherent complexity provided by this natural process, and the wine was allowed to age on the lees with light battonage to build the palate.

   - Winemaker: Robbie Meyer
   - 276 cases produced
   - Oak Knoll District
   - Harvested in September 2011
   - Whole Cluster Press
   - Barrel Fermented
   - Wild Yeast Fermentation
   - Non-Malolactic Fermentation
   - Neutral Oak
   - Barrel Aged 8 Months
   - Bottled in April 2012
   - Released May 2012


 

ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR WHITE VERTICAL
"White Vertical" consists of the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

 

 

 
Malk Family Vineyards - Napa, California - 858.795.0699 - www.malkfamilyvineyards.com