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.
Malk Family Vineyards, the smallest producers of premium 100% hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the famous Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. We are currently offering four wines, our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2018 Pinot Noir and 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir, other vintages are only available in verticals. Please browse the site to learn more about our vineyard. As always, we hope you enjoy our wines.
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The 2017 vintage offered a wonderfully warm and early growing season and the Malk Family Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of that. We can see what are now the beautiful aromatic expressions of the vineyard: the forward, dark fruit of blackberry, ripe current, cedar spice, and chocolate. The mouthfeel is perfectly balanced from entry to finish, exhibiting the true elegance of the wine. The tannins are soft and supple and provide a beautiful framework for the entire wine. The 2017 is simply a more concentrated version of these fantastic attributes. This wine is in excellent condition and is very approachable in its youth, but it will confidently age in the cellar.
The 2018 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 2018 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 2019 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.
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