Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2005

Member Review by Wine Fire:

From opening through the first several hours, this amazingly beautiful wine exhibits a medley of dark red fruits and deep earthy greens on the nose, along with wonderful round tannins in the mouth and a vibrant, evolving symphony of tastes. At three hours the evolution begins anew and continues indefinitely. The floral aromas migrate from wild hibiscus blossoms to elusive violet scents, finally arriving at the full richness of deep red rose. In between the florals lies a deep garden green that provides the stage for a delightful dance that keeps one waiting expectantly on “what’s next?” It is impossible to count the elegant changes during this wine’s evolution over an evening. The acidity contributes to a perfect balance, with sweet and sour fruitiness alternating in the middle. Finally, notice the sudden emergence at 3 - 4 hours of a strong black cherry center, giving the wine a closing burst of lively flavor, and adding to a salivating, elegant finish that goes on and on.

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Malk Family Vineyards:
Situated directly below the home of owners Brian Malk and Nancy Heitel, Malk Family Vineyard lies adjacent to the Fay Vineyard at the base of the Palisades, edging the valley floor on the eastern slopes of the Stags Leap District. Surrounded by a mixture of live oak and black oak trees, the vineyard property begins with a gentle slope at the base, rising dramatically to the Palisades in the ... Read more
Situated directly below the home of owners Brian Malk and Nancy Heitel, Malk Family Vineyard lies adjacent to the Fay Vineyard at the base of the Palisades, edging the valley floor on the eastern slopes of the Stags Leap District. Surrounded by a mixture of live oak and black oak trees, the vineyard property begins with a gentle slope at the base, rising dramatically to the Palisades in the background. The vines on this two acre vineyard are bilateral cordon and unilaterally trained on a vertical trellis system. The property was purchased in 1997 and is farmed with meticulous, hands-on care. Low yields and a philosophy to produce as a winegrower, ensure the fruit is of the highest quality from vintage to vintage. Read less

Member Reviews for Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
5.00 5
09/13/2010

From opening through the first several hours, this amazingly beautiful wine exhibits a medley of dark red fruits and deep earthy greens on the nose, along with wonderful round tannins in the mouth and a vibrant, evolving symphony of tastes. At three hours the evolution begins anew and continues indefinitely. The floral aromas migrate from wild hibiscus blossoms to elusive violet scents, finally arriving at the full richness of deep red rose. In between the florals lies a deep garden green that provides the stage for a delightful dance that keeps one waiting expectantly on “what’s next?” It is impossible to count the elegant changes during this wine’s evolution over an evening. The acidity contributes to a perfect balance, with sweet and sour fruitiness alternating in the middle. Finally, notice the sudden emergence at 3 - 4 hours of a strong black cherry center, giving the wine a closing burst of lively flavor, and adding to a salivating, elegant finish that goes on and on.


Snooth User: gleonard
25341721
5.00 5
09/16/2009

If you like cabernet this one will recalibrate your taste for cabernet. This is one of the best if not the best cabernets in the Stags Leap District and the entire Napa Valley. From the time you first put your nose in the glass to the balanced finish, you will be quickly asking how can I get this wine. We discovered this wine a little over two years ago during the V2V celebration when we visited all of the wineries in the Stags Leap District. Malk cab was the number 1 cab that we tasted and is half the price and tastes better than other well known cabs in the district and Napa Valley. You will not be disappointed!!


Snooth User: VinoMuse
25807414
5.00 5
09/17/2009

A beautiful, unique, nose - but elegantly explosive like the established Napa powerhouse Cabs that cost 3-30 times the price. Aromas of a sweet cassis reduction sauce, dark red fruits, black cherries, earth and forest floor. Multiple layers of matured oak. Full mouthfeel, round but generous tannins, and beautiful structure. Long, meaningful finish. On it's way to cult-status. Astounding.


Snooth User: bon vin
56627532
5.00 5
11/29/2011

Five glasses




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