Malm Reserve Cabernet 2016, Napa
Brendan Malm grew up close to where I live here in Orange County, California and left at an early age for Sonoma to learn winemaking. Malm Cellars is a one-man show. Brendan Malm not only makes the wines, but he also works the vineyards, designs the labels, and delivers the wine to his accounts in his diesel pick-up truck. This is pure, seat-of-the-pants fantastic winemaking! With from Howell Mountain and Oak Knoll, the wine is rich full and smooth. This is a fully extracted wine with nice oak but not too much. Let this one out with a big full beefy meal for the best combo – or some excellent aged cheddar or gouda. Red fruit, very pure, sumptuous and intense. The acidity is off the charts, bringing a juicy vibrance and freshness. This is silly good, and one of the best finds for a Napa Cab!