Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2007

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The 2007 Vintage of the Malk Family Vineyards is likely our best effort to date. We find deeper notes of blackberry ...

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Napa Valley Winery Exchange
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 71.95
750ml
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The Malk Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District 2007 is a four course meal. At the beginning, tobacco and coffee on the nose fits well with thin s... Read more

The 2007 Malk is a truly great cabernet -- triumphant. The nose opens to cherry and soft herbs, with hints of blueberry and honey. At an hour, th... Read more

From my review = http://www.brainwines.com/?p=23 USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District AVA, Napa, California, 2007 ... Read more

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Snooth User: WineFire1
57801720
5.00 5
03/10/2011

The Malk Cabernet Sauvignon Stag's Leap District 2007 is a four course meal. At the beginning, tobacco and coffee on the nose fits well with thin sliced smoked salmon. The slight floral hints lend much to a spring mix salad drizzled in a balsamic reduction. No pepper needed, at two hours the spice comes on to meld with an inch and a half thick Porterhouse steak cooked medium rare. At three hours vanilla bean ice cream, bright cherry, English toffee and cola appear for the dessert. As for the taste, a perfect start, a perfectly succulent finish...fruit that leads to spice, dryness that gives way to much salivation. This wine should pair well with grilled red meats, slow-roasted pork or roasted pheasant. This is the joy and excitement of wine from the pull of the cork to the last drop from the glass....ever-changing. Another bottle, please. 3/10/11 To continue our notes on Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet 2007: ‘’Eight o’clock at night, opening a bottle of the Malk Cab 2007, finding ourselves in front of a plate of meats and cheeses – including gruyere, fontina, artisan cheddar, gouda & fresh mozzarella as wells as prosciutto, rare roast beef, & salami- and don’t forget to mention the marinated artichoke hearts, mushrooms, peppers, garlic cloves and olives. OMG...what a great cabernet that goes with so many different culinary delights....the wine is now gone, but still have food left.....oh the dilemma...open another bottle and finish the food or head to the hot tub for a romantic interlude...with the new bottle of course,”


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
5.00 5
10/20/2010

The 2007 Malk is a truly great cabernet -- triumphant. The nose opens to cherry and soft herbs, with hints of blueberry and honey. At an hour, the nose broadens to include blackberry, mulberry, raisin, sage, smoked asparagus, moss, sweet pipe tobacco, and caramel. At two hours, scents of honey and French vanilla coffee bean, along with a softer vanilla in the background, float in a woodsy, floral haze, providing a perfect milieu for staccato bursts of plum, black cherry, pepper, cocoa, coffee, pine shavings, jasmine, lilac, honeysuckle and deep red rose. These aromas come and go, remixing over four hours into countless medleys of enchanting sparkle and hybrid harmonies. The opening salvo on the palate is sexy and succulent, with a full spread of dark fruits, chocolate, pine and a bit of floral. The first sip delivers a rich full-bodied feel throughout, balanced from beginning to end with soft tannins, leaving a sensation that fruit is oozing from every pore of the tongue. At one hour, the palate turns to velvet, with fleeting astringency on the back as the tannins stretch their muscles, and acidity takes its place to give the wine a strong percussive base. Onto that stage, enter swells of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry, all covered with caramel and honey, and topped with dark chocolate truffle. As these lush notes continue through the fugue-like finish (considerably more than 60 seconds) there comes an aftertaste of creamy fruit with a sultry, bluesy zing. But it’s not over yet. At two hours, cayenne pepper spices up the rondo as the red, blue and black fruits keep their elegant balance while sashaying through a smooth, buttery mouth, highlighted by crescendos of black cherry, cassis, and raspberry, with sweet candies and chocolates ringing bells in the middle. At three hours, the palate hits a peak in complexity and richness of flavor and feel, hosting a perfectly integrated arpeggio of fruits and spices, framed by decorative, refreshing sweetness in front and back, and underscored by the trio of vanilla, caramel and honey playing softly in the alcoves. Silky tannins help sustain the bright treble tones on the upper palate, giving rise to a pleasing tingle during the finish.


5.00 5
09/21/2010

From my review = http://www.brainwines.com/?p=23 USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District AVA, Napa, California, 2007 This may be the best Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet / Red Blends (including the Gran Crus’s) that one can buy under $500. And she only costs $65 – $72. Nose/ Violets, blackberry jam, earth and baked bread. Taste/ Medium mouthfeel. Super clean. Clean, dripping plums. Liquid cigar box. Dry earth. Long, full, finish. Price = $65 – 72 Insanely good. This will develop into legend. Trust me. Astounding+. 99


Snooth User: Lone Star Lady
62171931
5.00 5
10/26/2010

I love beauty . . . from Michelangelo to Mozart. The Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet 2007 is a beautiful wine, so I love it. It has an exquisite and complex beauty that lasts for hours. So if you have the desire to treat your senses, find a bottle of Malk 2007 (not an easy task in Texas – it’s only available by order directly to the vineyard in Napa – but worth the effort), and you will not be disappointed. To spend an evening with this multidimensional cab is to experience zesty aromas of cherry, blueberry, and many delightful herbs and spices. Intermittently the nose is also pampered with scents of sweet pipe tobacco, vanilla, honey, morning forest, pepper, chocolate, jasmine, pine . . . and most prominently, the luscious red rose. So luscious. The rose lingers and lends beauty to every turn of this wine of many fragrances. Masterfully created on the palate is a lovely collage, ranging from dark fruit, to chocolate . . . raspberry, blueberry, pine, vanilla, and rose, with just a hint of cayenne pepper. Soft velvety tannins. Beauty in a bottle. Lone Star Lady


Snooth User: Nineveh
31665726
5.00 5
11/11/2010

It was my extraordinary pleasure to enjoy a bottle of Malk Family Vineyards Cabernet 2007 with a couple of friends this week. The 2007 has just been released (October 2010). This is a huge event for Cab lovers. The ship has come in! This glorious wine is going to be gone quickly when the buzz gets out, and from what I can tell in looking at blogs of wine lovers, it’s out. The nose exults in fragrant waves of titillating blends – cherry and plum, vanilla and honey, lilac and rose, cedar mulch and pine, chocolate and cigar box – all intertwining to provide a dynamic bouquet. The palate is lush and brisk, with fresh flavors continually appearing, flowing and mixing, providing a delightful dance of fruit, flower, herb and earth over hours of satisfying discovery. The palate keeps ‘becoming’ over time in air, mysterious, magical and mercurial, and would no doubt still be presenting encores of joy, well beyond our four-hour timetable, if the last drop had not been poured and drunk. The finish is long, elegant and savory. Just as one of the highlights of Cabernet itself is the vitality of the wine over a whole evening, the 2007 Malk exhibits this characteristic in spades. The 2007 has verve, along with the finest tannins and greatest promise of any of the new higher end Napa Cabs that I’ve had the good fortune to find and taste. It has the structure, the clarity, and the luxuriance that should carry it forward in quality for many years as it ages. Who knows what this wine might become over time! It’s already a tour de force, and its journey has just begun.


Snooth User: DrJM
9582189
5.00 5
10/20/2011

The wine is simply elegant with ideal structure, nice balance, and wonderful finish. Particularly enjoy the intensity of complex and differing flavors without being overpowered. A great wine experience which will only get better with aging.


Snooth User: GiovannaWines
8882649
5.00 5
10/20/2011

From the second I tasted this wine, I fell in love! I just had to purchase a case and share with friends who enjoyed it tremendously as well. Excellent cab!


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Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Vintage of the Malk Family Vineyards is likely our best effort to date. We find deeper notes of blackberry and black cherry in the 2007, along with the rich currant and ripe red fruit we’ve enjoyed in previous vintages. The fruit aromas are highlighted with warm spicy notes that follow through to the palate giving way to the classic silky mouthfeel we have come to expect. This vintage does offer a bit more extraction and body and should age well for many years.

Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Vintage of the Malk Family Vineyards is likely our best effort to date. We find deeper notes of blackberry and black cherry in the 2007, along with the rich currant and ripe red fruit we’ve enjoyed in previous vintages. The fruit aromas are highlighted with warm spicy notes that follow through to the palate giving way to the classic silky mouthfeel we have come to expect. This vintage does offer a bit more extraction and body and should age well for many years.

The 2007 Vintage of the Malk Family Vineyards is likely our best effort to date. We find deeper notes of blackberry and black cherry in the 2007, along with the rich currant and ripe red fruit we’ve enjoyed in previous vintages. The fruit aromas are highlighted with warm spicy notes that follow through to the palate giving way to the classic silky mouthfeel we have come to expect. This vintage does offer a bit more extraction and body and should age well for many years.

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