Markham Vineyards

Estate Grown Napa Valley Pinot Noir

8.813 ratings
-no pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Janna Lister

Merlot— after open one day delish

Merlot— after open one day delish

Mar 26th, 2019
Mark Villa

This has been in my pantry for years, so I decided to open it. I tend to gravitate away from new world, certainly away from merlot. However, and this is why I love wine, it is completely delightful and surprising. It has a finesse and structure that completely floored me. It is not in any way syrupy, heavy, or harsh, which is what I generally associate with California merlot. Stone fruits and berries with low to moderate tannins and a very mild acidity for a beautiful balance. A totally unexpected pleasure. To the point that I might seek out more recent vintages, and, for me, that is saying something. I wonder what else I have in my pantry!

This has been in my pantry for years, so I decided to open it. I tend to gravitate away from new world, certainly away from merlot. However, and this is why I love wine, it is completely delightful and surprising. It has a finesse and structure that completely floored me. It is not in any way syrupy, heavy, or harsh, which is what I generally associate with California merlot. Stone fruits and berries with low to moderate tannins and a very mild acidity for a beautiful balance. A totally unexpected pleasure. To the point that I might seek out more recent vintages, and, for me, that is saying something. I wonder what else I have in my pantry!

Jan 29th, 2018
Michelle Maier

Let this open up. Bitter at first but has nice acid & some dark cranberry notes when it gets some air. Aged nicely!

Let this open up. Bitter at first but has nice acid & some dark cranberry notes when it gets some air. Aged nicely!

Dec 30th, 2017
Brian Hill

Briney, stringent, not peppery.....then let it breath. Mellow dark fruits finally set in stringency gives way to small metallic after thought, ferrous-mineral tone.

Briney, stringent, not peppery.....then let it breath. Mellow dark fruits finally set in stringency gives way to small metallic after thought, ferrous-mineral tone.

Sep 29th, 2016
Mitchell Mandler

Had it at Ricky's very good. Give it a 91 and buy again.

Had it at Ricky's very good. Give it a 91 and buy again.

Mar 19th, 2017
Jake Griffiths

Jake had this 9 months ago

Jake had this 9 months ago

May 5th, 2020
Karl Matson

Karl had this a year ago

Karl had this a year ago

Sep 18th, 2019
Kelli Geise

Kelli had this 3 years ago

Kelli had this 3 years ago

Jun 16th, 2018
Kyle Brusilow

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Mar 28th, 2017
Jason Cohen

Jason had this 4 years ago

Jason had this 4 years ago

Dec 29th, 2016