Markham the Philanthropist Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Editorial Reviews for Markham the Philanthropist Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon
This is wide open on the nose with dark fruit topped with plenty of spicy oak notes and accents of vanilla and eucalyptus. Broad and appealing on the palate, this shows some fairly dry tannins, but they don't detract from the bright red cherry, cranberry fruit of the mid palate. This does turn dark and powerful on the backend and through the moderately long finish, which shows a nice return of fresh red plum fruit. 91pts
Dark nose. Red berry, leaning black berry. Touch of dark chocolate and earth. Also, aromas of cherry, currant. Big minerality on the palate. Dry. Bold tannin. Blackberry, cassis, currant and big acid. Can age well I think. Bitter chocolate, cigar box, minerals and dark berry. 88 pts. 5/10/13 at winery
Will only get better with age .... but what a fantastic beginning it has.... yum.