Cabernet Vertical 07-08-09
2007 - 2008 - 2009 Vertical Flight of our Estate Cabernet
2007 Malk Cabernet Sauvignon
• Robert Parker, 91 points
Medium to deep garnet in color with a lingering touch of purple, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals fragrant cassis, black cherry and mulberry scents with hints of black tea, unsmoked cigar, tilled soil and bay leaves plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, the palate delivers loads of expressive red and black fruit flavors with a plush frame and fantastic freshness, finishing with excellent length.
2008 Malk Cabernet Sauvignon
• James Suckling, 91 points
Love the rich and opulent nose with chocolate and meat undertones. Full body, with velvety tannins and a soft and velvety finish. Hint of toasted oak and cappuccino. Why wait?
• Winefire, 95+ points
The 2008 Malk Cab is a stunning achievement. After a stellar 2007, many 2008 Cabs were less complex and powerful. Not this one. The 2007 Malk was a blockbuster, but the 2008 is even better. Its nose opens to an enchanting floral bouquet with wafts of rose, honeysuckle, rosemary and lavender. Gusts of sea breeze, ripe raspberry and blackberry, along with scents of forest fern, mushroom, vanilla and dark chocolate add interest and depth. The palate awakens to radiant, robust tannins, which brush the mouth with plush velvet, creating instant readiness for a parade of flavors. Cherry and dark berries enter first, accompanied by lively pepper on the top, heralding a scrumptious array of bright fruit, featuring blackberry, cassis, dried fig, and raspberry. The fruit medley sustains as the palate gently dries, leading to a long, satisfying finish. At three hours, drafts of roses, oats and crème brûlée refresh and expand the aromatics, and the palate is enriched with refrains of chocolate-covered cherries, caramel, bacon, mushrooms and earthy savors that emerge to enhance complexity and balance. The only down side is that the secret is out. In just its sixth year, this limited edition beauty is sure to be gone quickly.