Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2004

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The long, cool harvest of 2003 produced varietally focused, densely structured wines. This Merlot is typical of the vintage in that respect. Aromas of violets and blackberry briars remind one of Cabernet Sauvignon while the fleshy texture alludes to Merlot. The attractive sweet espresso and black raspberry flavors add to the mystery. A bit of bottle age should allow the spicy, cherry fruit and vanilla oak to shine.

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Markham Vineyards:
Winemaking is a Del Bondio family tradition. Bryan's grandparents settled in the Napa Valley over 100 years ago. His father, Al, worked at Inglenook for 45 years and taught his son about the unique and challenging art and science of winemaking. His mother, Marie, also spent 40 years at Inglenook. Bryan's formal education was completed in 1977 when he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in ... Read more
Winemaking is a Del Bondio family tradition. Bryan's grandparents settled in the Napa Valley over 100 years ago. His father, Al, worked at Inglenook for 45 years and taught his son about the unique and challenging art and science of winemaking. His mother, Marie, also spent 40 years at Inglenook. Bryan's formal education was completed in 1977 when he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture from the University of California, Davis. In 1977 Bryan joined Markham Vineyards as General Manager, and in January of 1988 was promoted to President. When you visit the Winery you may run into Bryan's children and possible future Markham employees, Lauren, Lina & Peter. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Markham Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: bro brummell
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3.00 5
05/07/2009

Short and simple. Wish the finish were longer.


Snooth User: sandracary
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2.50 5
12/05/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Markham Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDark ruby hues. Loaded with vibrant vanilla, toasty oak and hints of smoke it's amazing there's still room for the aromas of berry jam and cola. Milk chocolate, a common denominator in the nose and palate, gives way to bright fruit flavors.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

Ripe fruit and a weightless feel in the mouth set this Merlot apart. It's from a great Napa vintage and made in a friendly style that allows its red cherry flavors to shine brilliantly. A spectacular Merlot that will help you out in just about any red wine situation.



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The long, cool harvest of 2003 produced varietally focused, densely structured wines. This Merlot is typical of the vintage in that respect. Aromas of violets and blackberry briars remind one of Cabernet Sauvignon while the fleshy texture alludes to Merlot. The attractive sweet espresso and black raspberry flavors add to the mystery. A bit of bottle age should allow the spicy, cherry fruit and vanilla oak to shine.

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