Markham Vineyards

Cellar 1879 Napa Valley Red Blend

9.044 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
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
Dorie Caplan

This our go to red blend as it is smooth, not too sweet, not too dry for us. First drank it in San Francisco @ D&K's. 2013 was a good year for this blend.

This our go to red blend as it is smooth, not too sweet, not too dry for us. First drank it in San Francisco @ D&K's. 2013 was a good year for this blend.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

What a blend!!!! The Markham Vineyards Cellar 1879 Blend 2013 -another NAPA VALLEY beauty. This has a dark dark color and long thick slow legs. There is fig pudding on the nose. The initial palate is phenomenal with blackberries, chocolate, and dark currants. Yet no sour anything- no tartness. It finishes dry with a tobacco and lightly buttery ending. I could drink this all night. Very dangerous.

What a blend!!!! The Markham Vineyards Cellar 1879 Blend 2013 -another NAPA VALLEY beauty. This has a dark dark color and long thick slow legs. There is fig pudding on the nose. The initial palate is phenomenal with blackberries, chocolate, and dark currants. Yet no sour anything- no tartness. It finishes dry with a tobacco and lightly buttery ending. I could drink this all night. Very dangerous.

Jul 24th, 2017
Nicholas Browning

Really really good and not that expensive. I'd have this over a single varietal any day.

Really really good and not that expensive. I'd have this over a single varietal any day.

Jan 11th, 2017
michael pandolfo

Lots of black fruit flavors, not too sweet and light tannins. Solid blend.

Lots of black fruit flavors, not too sweet and light tannins. Solid blend.

Sep 27th, 2016
John Shinska

Excellent find. $19 at Costco but better than many $50 bottles I have tried. I highly recommend

Excellent find. $19 at Costco but better than many $50 bottles I have tried. I highly recommend

May 14th, 2016
Angie Mellgren

Good for marinating steak with soy sauce and teriyaki

Good for marinating steak with soy sauce and teriyaki

Mar 31st, 2016
Ted O
8.9

Good but not as great as I thought it might be. I think it's a little young.

Good but not as great as I thought it might be. I think it's a little young.

Feb 27th, 2016
Drew Golley

A nice meritage. Spicy notes up front, a bit of astringency, sweet French oak. Chocolate, cherries, and figs, with a bit of pepper on the finish. Easy drinking and pairing with foods, and for about $15, good price/value.

A nice meritage. Spicy notes up front, a bit of astringency, sweet French oak. Chocolate, cherries, and figs, with a bit of pepper on the finish. Easy drinking and pairing with foods, and for about $15, good price/value.

Jan 24th, 2016