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A native of South Africa, Brian Malk continues a family tradition of grape growing started by his grandfather who owned a wine farm in Franschhoek, near Capetown.  Brian moved to the United States in 1978 and is resides in Napa Valley as well as San Diego. Brian and Nancy purchased the Stags Leap property for Malk Family Vineyardsin 1997. The inspiration behind the Malk Family Vineyards logo was their beloved Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Griffin, who recently passed away at the age of 15 1/2.  They even named the vineyard after their dog!  The complex layers of his personality displayed a bold yet colorful character, which exemplify the attributes of the wine his portrait graces.

Malk 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon “Estate” Griffin Vineyard
Stag’s Leap Napa Valley
Retail 90.00 – GGWC 79.99 ~ FREE SHIPPING on 6
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The 2012 Malk Family Vineyards Stag’s Leap Cabernet is a perfect example of what the appellation has to offer. The dark, yet vibrant color of the wine gives the first glimpse of its depth and elegance. The nose offers classic ripe black currant aromas, but is highlighted with beautiful floral qualities, light clove and spice, and notes of chocolate and vanilla. The full-bodied 2012 reveals interesting mineral notes of crushed gravel, black stone fruit, a whiff of dark choclate and a hint of soil in which the grapes are grown. While the weighty palate is incredibly supple, there is plenty of concentration in this wine to carry it for many years of enjoyment.

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