Markham Vineyards

7079635292 2812 St. Helena Hwy N
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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. – Description from iskicm

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Markham Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga the Altruist 2008

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    Very delicious nose. Full of rich dark flavors and fantastic berries. Medium tannins. Finish had hints of Raspberry and Cherry. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    This is quite aromatic and green on the nose with notes of roasted green chilies, kiwi fruit and a green vegetal base note. Juicy if simple on entry, this offers up a nice core of sweet citrus fruits and apricot nectar notes in an easy to drink style. Taking on a slight tropical cast to the fruit on the backend, this finishes quickly with soft a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • There are sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Case in point I was rooting around in the cellar the other week looking for what might be up next for tasting when I came across some Sauvignon Blanc. After organizing everything I had segregated the Napa and Sonoma examples from the rest of the lot, which I quickly noted were ‘value priced’ and... Read More

    From the article Premium Sauvignon Blanc


  • I ran up to Napa for a few days to get away and taste some wines from places I'd never been (most of them).  I went during BottleRock Napa, but alas, didn't partake in an y of those festivities.  Some great finds, so I have listed/linked any of the wines I rated over 90 points, should anyone have interest, or their own thoughts on the wines. Wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Highlights May 2013


  • Markham Muscat 2012

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    Wonderful fresh grape muscat nose. Crisp and fresh. Very tasty and refreshing.88 pts.5/10/13 at winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Markham Cabernet Sauvignon the Philanthropist Yountville Napa Valley 2008

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    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 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Markham Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga the Altruist 2008

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    Aromatic wine. Polished aromas of kirsch and currant. Sweet and ripe red berry. Delicate floral notes. Luscious on the palate with lots of red berry fruit. Smooth and refined in style. Flavors of currant, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry and cherry. Nicely balanced. Softer, feminine profile. Touch of black raspberry. Really nice cherry... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Markham Merlot Napa Valley 2010

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    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 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Markham Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2009

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    Nose of rose petal, red currant, raspberry and cranberry nose. Pretty nose. Nice aromatics. Bit stemmy on the palate. Tad green. Plum, raspberry, cola notes with hints of blueberry water. Light hint of coffee. Earth. Just leans a touch too green for me.85 pts.5/10/13 at winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Markham Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 2010

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    Fresh strawberry and light cranberry on the nose with hints of pink flowers. Crisp, refreshing and possessing nice red berry fruit. Cranberry, strawberry with a touch of raspberry. Nice acidity. 90 pts.5/10/13 at winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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