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Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2006

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For the 2006 vintage in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, concentration of flavors is the theme, and the Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. This wine exhibits the warmth of the growing season with the rich, dark fruits of black cherry and plum, in addition to featuring all that the Stags Leap district has to offer with its hints of spice and chocolate. This 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon provides a full, yet approachable palate to enjoy now, as well as the ability to age nicely for years to come.

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,887
4.50 5
12/14/2009

Black olive, black currant, intensely aromatic, milk chocolate, roast beef, lots of paprika and coriander spices. Like velvet on entry, good acidy very well concealed tannins, tons of plush, vanilla and cinnamon scented fruit. This is super refined, very fresh and a fruit bomb without the fat and weight of most fruit bombs. This is very easy to drink with a broadly appealing style and a structure that is soft enough to allow this to be enjoyed on it’s own but substantial enough to benefit from food. Really nice length on the fruity, spicy finish. 94pts


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Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
5.00 5
10/23/2010

Red fruits open on the nose, with hints of spice, honeysuckle and darker fruit emerging from the background. At an hour, scents of soft vanilla, pepper, pumpkinseed, pomegranate, cloves and roses join the bright fruit, along with faint raisins and rosemary. At two hours, add roasted sunflower seed, citronella, vanilla, honey, caramel, chamomile, ocean-moistened rocks, seaside air, and shellfish. The palate goes immediately velvet from front to back, owing to pleasing acidity and delicate spicy tannins, with wine falling off the tongue to the sides, and assorted fruit blossoming in the middle. A long, savory finish punctuates each sip, ending with a delicate touch of pepper and spice. At an hour, toast with dark cherry, blackberry, currant, cassis, raisin, apple and red berries converge, along with floral motifs and herbs, including hints of sage, mint, dark leaf tea, and thyme. At two hours, luscious notes of vanilla, roasted almond, cocoa, celery, raisin, plum, currant, raspberry, and a touch of red rose highlight a broad and balanced array of tastes, framed by a rich velvety mouthfeel. The palate of this amazing wine has an ebb and flow that breaks in waves of lovely arrangements, ever changing.


5.00 5
07/02/2010

Nose/ Black currant, cassis, cigar box, flint, wet earth, black pepper. Amazingly, quite akin to a full, massive, Bordeaux blend. Taste/ Medium full mouthfeel. Medium clean. Big smokey plums, black fruits, damp black Earth. Dripping blackberry juice. Fabulous. WELL worth the small price for this too-be- legendary Cabernet !!! Astounding 5


Snooth User: AGPeppers
5848406
5.00 5
09/20/2010

Well beyond my expectations especially for a reasonably priced Stags Leap Cab; tons of cherry and blackberry upfront, hints of smoke and spice and the action continues for minutes after. This one has some fine legs. That kind of complexity and intrigue is exactly what I look for in a California Cab. I’m curious how this will improve over the next 2, 5 and 10 years. Love these artisan, small producers; they clearly take great care in their product. Can’t wait for 2007 if the rumors are true.


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

Five glasses



Tasting Notes:

For the 2006 vintage in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, concentration of flavors is the theme, and the Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. This wine exhibits the warmth of the growing season with the rich, dark fruits of black cherry and plum, in addition to featuring all that the Stags Leap district has to offer with its hints of spice and chocolate.

For the 2006 vintage in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, concentration of flavors is the theme, and the Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. This wine exhibits the warmth of the growing season with the rich, dark fruits of black cherry and plum, in addition to featuring all that the Stags Leap district has to offer with its hints of spice and chocolate. This 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon provides a full, yet approachable palate to enjoy now, as well as the ability to age nicely for years to come.

300 cases produced.

Closure: Cork


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