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Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Dark Ruby Aroma: Intense floral notes of both Tahitian vanilla and ripe, boysenberry fruit. Taste: Wonderful vanilla, roasted nut and caramel oak flavors truly complement all the beautiful rich cherry fruit.

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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

Member Reviews for Markham Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Carlo182
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0.50 5
Vintage: 2011 02/15/2013

Awful. Completely unstructured, bitter and raw.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
05/20/2013

Nose of sour red cherry, eucalyptus, green herbs and red currant. Very red nose. Great acidity on the palate with a juicy profile. Feminine and pretty in style with flavors of cherry, vanilla and cola. Medium bodied and lighter in style. Very nice! 92 pts. 5/10/13 at winery


Snooth User: steph999
523419159
4.50 5
04/21/2013

Ripe, round & rich on the palate this wine scores again with complex cherry vanilla cola fruit flavors. Lush & velvety the way only Merlot can be. The substantial tannins will allow this wine to age.


Snooth User: jainzaar
94285112
4.00 5
02/05/2012

2007 Napa Markham Merlot was delicious. A lot of complex fruit without being overly heavy or high in alcohol. Delicious lingering vanilla with just the softest, slightest hint of oak lingers on the palette. Good stuff.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154633
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2014

Smooth. OPS


0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/15/2012

Sleek and well-focused, with appealing aromas of red currant and toasty tomato ... Drink now through 2017. -TF


Snooth User: danweaver
10364165
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/11/2012

Good $15 go to merlot. Full body


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External Reviews for Markham Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 04/17/2014

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.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/09/2013

Founded by Jean Laurent, formerly of Bordeaux in 1879. Jean Laurent originally came looking for gold but instead found his fortune in grapes.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/07/2012

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2009 Markham Merlot 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2008 12/27/2011

Black pepper and tobacco aromas swirl around the cherry cola core. Roasted nut and caramel oak flavors compliment the beautiful rich cherry fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Definitely on the ripe, intense side, with strong flavors of currants and anise-infused chocolate, but keeps its balance and integrity, mainly through the fine acid-tannin balance. Not too oaky, either, and what a great, long finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

This compact merlot has light, brisk flavors of cherries and floral tannins that last. It feel complete, ready to enjoy with prime rib.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Tender, gentle black raspberry flavor extends into a bit of woody funk. A merlot for calvesrsquo; liver and onions, or other organ meats.


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Colour: Dark Ruby Aroma: Intense floral notes of both Tahitian vanilla and ripe, boysenberry fruit. Taste: Wonderful vanilla, roasted nut and caramel oak flavors truly complement all the beautiful rich cherry fruit.

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