The 2009 Napa Sauvignon Blanc from Malk Vineyards provides us with a wine of beautiful aromatic character and ample texture and mouthfeel. White flowers and fruit blossoms prevail on the nose, with underlying notes of light citrus. The palate is silky yet weighty, framed perfectly with the classic Sauvignon Blanc crispness.
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 now residing in Napa Valley as well as San Diego. Brian and Nancy purchased the Stags Leap property for Malk Family Vineyards in 1997 and began planting in 1998.
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. The complex layers of his personality displayed a bold yet colorful character, which exemplify the attributes of the wine his portrait graces. Brian and Nancy intend to uphold his honor with every vintage.