Golden straw in color with aromas of fresh pineapple and gardenia blossoms. Juicy fruit is a continuing theme on the palate with apricot, honeydew melon and ruby grapefruit. A ripe entry is full on the palate with a bright, clean finish. The clean, crisp flavors will balance with any meal, but grilled shrimp would shine.
In 1972, Bruce Markham arrived in Napa Valley with the dream of starting a winery. Intent on crafting world-class wines for years to come, he purchased the "little jewels" that are still the Markham vineyards today. He was a pioneer in what is now the very heart of Napa, buying premium vineyard land before many understood the tremendous potential the valley offered for producing fine wines. He also purchased a winery. Originally established by Jean Laurent, the Markham winery dates back to 1879.