Markham Vineyards Merlot 2017
While they pride ourselves on creating Merlot with a sensual, decidedly feminine side, Markham Vineyard's 2013 vintage is more than built to age. Rich in boysenberry fruit and resplendent with briary tones throughout, this vintage will please those looking for something in which to sink their teeth. Ripe, boysenberry flavors are lush and layered seamlessly with vanilla, cola and cocoa powder. The juicy texture compliments the chewy tannin finish in this young wine.
A true Napa Valley blend of vineyards! Our Estate vineyards provide the backbone for the blend, totaling almost 60% of this bottling. Merlot from Oak Knoll gives sour cherry character while the Yountville components provide the classic Bing cherry aromas and flavors for which our Merlot is known. The jammy notes come from blending in warmer up-valley fruit from Calistoga vineyards. Harmonious plum flavors were accented with blackberry and cola from blending in both Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, which additionally added a bit of grip to the mid-palate. Enjoy with a decadent homemade mac-n-cheese topped with crunchy topping to bring it all together.