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 Malk 2018 Cabernet offers a quintessential Stags Leap cabernet, deep garnet-purple with intense concentration and a layered intensity. Aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, dark raspberry, and black cherry give way to notes of cedar, dark chocolate and graphite. The 2018 vintage provided a classic Napa growing season, with winter rains providing sufficient ground water resulting in healthy and balanced yields and moderate temperatures allowing the fruit to ripen evenly, late into the season. This resulted in a cab that is fruit forward, with wonderfully balanced tannin and a depth and finesse that will provide the drinker pleasure for years to come.
The 2019 vintage of Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast continues a run of several years of incredible depth and concentration. Upfront aromatics are noticed right away, full of dark cherry and wild strawberry, complemented by notes of forest floor, black tea and dried herbs. What makes this 2019 Fort Ross/Seaview Pinot particularly striking is the way its bright and lively palate balances the depth of fruit with the subtlety of its minerality. This vineyard is truly starting to shine and this wine is an exceptional example of the Northern California style of Pinot Noir.
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is like a breath of springtime. Freshly cut grass, citrus blossoms, and wildflowers start of the aromas. 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 clove-spice element. As we employ fermenting in neutral oak barrels, there is a warmth and texture to the pallet due to the lees contact that provides a perfect balance to the wine.
Our 2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir shows expressive aromas of fresh strawberries, white peaches, and a hint of sweet cream as delicate floral and mineral notes arise in the background. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with a nice touch of acidity to keep the palate lively and focused. Enjoy this wine all summer long as a glass on its own or pair with fruit and fish dishes.
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