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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Malk Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District, California, 2012

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N/ As with all her previous vintages, thankfully zero cat/ammonia wafts. Soft, clean, cream and toast notes layered over gorgeous, dripping, aromas of pear and yellow tropicals. Freshly steeped hay. Citrus zest over crushed river rocks. Yellow flowers. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Multiple layers of tropicals, soft citrus, pear, lychee, and yellow flowers. Honeydew melon with a spritz […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap AVA, Napa Valley, California, 2009

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N/ When compared with the incredible 07 and 08 vintages, this 09 has deeper, softer, notes of those same lovely rose petals. Absolutely sexy and voluptuous. Plums and black cherries. Soft, light, white pepper and forest floor. Soft cedar, florals, and barrel room notes. Wild herbs. The aromatics deliciously ebb and flow. Enjoy over hours […]

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Harvest 2012 in Napa Valley, California, Texture Pictures, Photography

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    From midnight to 8am yesterday I was fortunate enough to participate in a Sauvignon Blanc harvest in Napa Valley, California. I’d seen pictures, read articles, and heard tales of midnight / early morning harvests before, but being there “on the ground” was quite an experience, and really a must-do for all wine lovers. […]

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Malk Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, 2011

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N/ Admirably, no cat/ammonia. Freshly steeped hay. Crushed granite and river rocks. Multiple citrus and melon notes. Oyster shells and marine wafts. Lemon zest and white flowers on the close. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, velvety yellow fruits, citrus, honeysuckle, and a hint of pear. Thick, complex, minerality. Long, toast and mineral finish. A wonderfully unique and […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California, 2008

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As I’ve stated before, I think Malk makes one of the best California Cabernet Sauvignons that one can buy under $500. And she only costs $72. N/ Violet and rose-petal reduction (truly flat out amazing). Clean, deep plum meat and blackberry jam. Flinty, dark soil. Aged cigar box. Sage. Light wafts of dry forest floor. […]

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Malk Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, 2010

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N/ As with the 2009 vintage, she is completely devoid of ammonia / cat aromas, which I really appreciate. This 2010 has more stone fruit and river rocks on the nose than that wonderful 2009 vintage. Her delightful nose also shows crisp hay, peaches, light, crisp leather, asparagus, and dry grasses. Lovely. T/ Medium mouthfeel. […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Events, Vineyard to Vintner (V2V), Stags Leap, Napa Valley, California, USA

The end of every April finds me in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap district – enjoying a fantastic event, the “Vineyard to Vintner” (V2V) weekend. My friend Adam and I pour for Malk Family Vineyards (the only time of year they are open to the public). The link to the event and to Malk Family Vineyards […]

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USA, Sauvignon Blanc, Malk Family Vineyards, Napa, California, 2009

N/ Completely devoid of ammonia / cat aromas, which I really appreciate. Nice, ripe flowers and yellow fruits. River stones. Fresh, wet hay. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Perfect structure. Multiple layers of yellow fruits, clean lines, and dried hay bliss. Long, clean finish. Wonderful drinking. http://www.malkfamilyvineyards.com/ Winemaker = Robbie Meyer Price= $29. Brilliant +. 94

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District AVA, Napa, California, 2007

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In my opinion, this is among the best California Cabernet Sauvignons that one can buy under $500. And she only costs $65 – $72. N/ Violets, blackberry jam, earth and baked bread. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Super clean. Clean, dripping plums. Liquid cigar box. Dry earth. Long, full, finish. Pure Cabernet elegance. Winemaker = Robbie Meyer […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap District AVA, Napa Valley, California, 2006

N/ Black currant, cassis, cigar box, flint, wet earth, black pepper. Amazingly, quite akin to a full, massive, Bordeaux blend. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium clean. Big smokey plums, black fruits, damp black Earth. Dripping blackberry juice. http://www.malkfamilyvineyards.com/ Winemaker = Robbie Meyer Fabulous. Retail = $65. WELL worth it. Astounding 96

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Napa Valley, California, USA / Quick Guide – Introduction to a few of my favorite wineries

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In a two-part Napa Valley series I wrote for my past magazine column, we documented a recent tour through Napa’s wonderland… Please click on the link, immediately below, to be taken to this article that we have posted on Scribd. We suggest hitting the “full screen” button below the article, then the zoom buttons. http://www.scribd.com/doc/25949562/Napa-Valley-Wine-Guide-California […]

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Know Your – Napa Grapes!

The Whites Chardonnay By volume she is the world’s most favorite wine. Some of her United States versions are fairly neutral in smell, taste, and soul.  Not really much to delve into, or reflect upon.  A vodka among white wines, unless done right.  Rare that be, domestically.  If you choose generic Chard over all else, […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malk Family Vineyards, Stags Leap AVA, Napa, California, 2005

N / Beautiful, unique – but elegantly explosive like the established Napa powerhouse Cabs. Aromas of a sweet cassis reduction sauce, dark red fruits, black cherries, earth and forest floor. Multiple layers of matured oak. T/ Full mouthfeel, round but generous tannins, and beautiful structure. Long, meaningful, finish. http://www.malkfamilyvineyards.com/ Winemaker = Robbie Meyer Retail = $65.  WELL worth it. Astounding. […]

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