Markham Vineyards

Cellar 1879 Napa Valley Red Blend

8.9345 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Top Notes For
David Kline

Fig paste and ancho jelly, baked chocolate cookie, black currant and dried plum with a cinnamon dirt clod scent. Cinnamon apple with a big dollop of blackberry, licorice, black currant, dark toast, doesn't drop off or thin out like a lot in it's class. Cedar peppers the finish.

Fig paste and ancho jelly, baked chocolate cookie, black currant and dried plum with a cinnamon dirt clod scent. Cinnamon apple with a big dollop of blackberry, licorice, black currant, dark toast, doesn't drop off or thin out like a lot in it's class. Cedar peppers the finish.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Scott Samlan

Really nice wine for a weekday. Clean fruity and just really enjoyable. Won’t knock your Sox off, but comforting

Really nice wine for a weekday. Clean fruity and just really enjoyable. Won’t knock your Sox off, but comforting

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2019
E. Bishop

Acid and minerals. Low alcohol, sweetish nose. Dry, but overly, tastes of pebbles and fresh grass. Cleansing to the tongue. Nice, refreshing and quite enjoyable with a Roma tomato flatbread appy.

Acid and minerals. Low alcohol, sweetish nose. Dry, but overly, tastes of pebbles and fresh grass. Cleansing to the tongue. Nice, refreshing and quite enjoyable with a Roma tomato flatbread appy.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2017
Eron Garcia

Drinking the 2012 in 2015. Nose of ripe black fruit (plums and blackberries) with a touch of oak. Mild tannins, good spice, bold flavor. Excellent sipping wine, doesn't need a lot of fat.

Drinking the 2012 in 2015. Nose of ripe black fruit (plums and blackberries) with a touch of oak. Mild tannins, good spice, bold flavor. Excellent sipping wine, doesn't need a lot of fat.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Ranma

Okay

Okay

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2015
Paul Weil

This Bordeaux style blend has nice dusty tannins and dark chocolate dry cherry flavors. Markham is best known for their Merlot so it is a safe bet that it is a principal player in this dramatic fusion.

This Bordeaux style blend has nice dusty tannins and dark chocolate dry cherry flavors. Markham is best known for their Merlot so it is a safe bet that it is a principal player in this dramatic fusion.

Oct 21st, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice. Slightly better than the 2012. Well balanced, nice amount of fruit, and pretty smooth.

Very nice. Slightly better than the 2012. Well balanced, nice amount of fruit, and pretty smooth.

Feb 14th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.6

Color: Purplish Red, clear
Nose: light cassis, light wood tones
Palate: medium finish, good tannins, sweet and lots of fruits
Opinion: decent bottle good QPR

Color: Purplish Red, clear
Nose: light cassis, light wood tones
Palate: medium finish, good tannins, sweet and lots of fruits
Opinion: decent bottle good QPR

Sep 25th, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Nice blend.

Nice blend.

Sep 6th, 2015
Shay A
8.9

Favorite wine at the $25 price point. Excellent every-day-of-the-week wine. Not too overbearing of a fruit taste that is smooth without. Great finish.

Favorite wine at the $25 price point. Excellent every-day-of-the-week wine. Not too overbearing of a fruit taste that is smooth without. Great finish.

Mar 16th, 2015