2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
The Malk 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is quintessential of the SLD showing a deep garnet-purple and a sophisticated concentration from the nose to the finish. Aromas of plum, blackcurrant, cassis, and black cherry give way to notes of cedar, dark chocolate and graphite. Winter rains provided just enough ground water resulting in a bit lower yields while the mild to warm growing season allowed the fruit to ripen evenly with a slightly early harvest.
• James Suckling, 91 points
Nicely sweet blueberries, blackberries and some violets on the nose. Medium-to full bodied palate, showing tart black cherries before a lengthy finish. Drink or hold.
• Jeb Dunnock, 90 points
Lots of red and black fruits, loamy earth, and some spicy nuances all emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a ripe, plush, rounded, medium to full-bodied effort from the Stags Leap District. With solid mid-palate depth and plenty of background oak, it should evolve for 10–12 years, if not longer.
• Robert Parker (Joe Czerwinski) – Wine Advocate , 92 points
Soft, luscious oak — cinnamon streusel and vanilla — join black cherries on the nose of Malk’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District. It’s less sweet on the medium to full-bodied palate, where some ripe tannins give it a more savory cast, then finish as a soft, dusty coating. It appears to be a wine that may best be enjoyed in its youth.