Malk Family Vineyards
Tucked into the rocky hillside of the Stags Leap Palisades, among a grove of old growth oak, is Malk Family Vineyards. We specialize in limited-production single vineyard wines hand-crafted to the highest standards.
Our current offerings include our SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, the Fort Ross/Seaview Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose of Pinot Noir, and the Staffordshire Reserve. Less than 1000 case total production. Please browse the site to learn more about our program. As always, we hope you enjoy our wines.
“The world is a beautiful place, and Malk reminds you that it is . . .”
Our Current Releases
The 2020 Malk Family Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully extracted Stags Leap offering, an example of both the vineyard and the appellation. There are the noted characteristics of the Griffin vineyard: dark blackberry, chocolate-cherry, star anise, nutmeg spice, and rich cassis aromas; and this 2020 has a particularly wonderful concentration…not in terms of structure, but in terms of weight and palate presence. Of course, the wine is cellar-worthy, but we are enjoying this wine now. It’s perfect for the next cold night and hearty meal.
The 2022 Sauvignon Blanc captures springtime in a glass. On the nose, you’ll find delicate wildflowers, citrus blossom and freshly cut grass. A distinctive limestone minerality has become a signature part of our Sauvignon Blanc, and is highlighted with these beautiful spring aromas along with a little clovespice element. As we employ fermenting in neutral oak barrels, there is a warmth, texture and noticeable body to the pallet due to the lees contact that provides a perfect balance to the wine.
The 2022 Rosé, made from the same Fort/Ross Seaview fruit as our Pinot Noir is certainly not your typical off-the-shelf Rosé! On the nose, a complex bouquet of dried apricot, honeysuckle, watermelon and ruby grapefruit. Those aromas carry through to the palate which strikes a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. A perfect wine to enjoy with fish or a fresh salad, or simply sip by the pool!
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