2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2015 Malk Cabernet is one of wonderful concentration. Continuing the series of early spring weather, and warm vintages in general, the 2015 was a little different as we experienced considerably lower yields. This lead to the increased concentration of the wine, but still provided balance and maintained the typicity of the Stag’s Leap District. Aromatically, we experience the forward, dark fruit of blackberry, ripe current, cedar spice, and chocolate. The mouthfeel has remarkable weight and depth while keeping the tannins very much in check and provide a beautiful framework for the entire wine. Enjoy this wine in its youth, but you will be rewarded with time in the bottle.
• Antonio Galloni, 92 points
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is the first wine I have tasted from Malk that has real depth, density and textural richness, not to mention the pedigree that is such a signature of Cabernets from this sector of Stags Leap. Blue/purplish stone fruit, lavender, spice and menthol are all pushed forward. Silky, sensual and polished, the 2015 will drink well upon release. Consulting winemaker Robbie Meyer has done a terrific job here.
• Jeb Dannuck, 91 points
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is solid, offering lots of chocolate dark fruits, dried earth, graphite and spice. It's medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, has loads of fruit and a charming style. Drink it over the coming decade or more.
• James Suckling, 91 points
Aromas of currants, herbs, mint and spearmint follow through to a full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or two to soften. Better in 2019.