Markham Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.9798 ratings
8.726 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of apple, pineapple and lemon zest, well balanced, vivid acidity, nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, vanilla oak and mineral notes.

Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of apple, pineapple and lemon zest, well balanced, vivid acidity, nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, vanilla oak and mineral notes.

Dec 29th, 2021
Jake Hajer

This is a shiner of 2009 merlot from the winery. Cedar, plum, cardamom. Hint of saddle. Great balance, acid, fruit. Tasting perfect.

This is a shiner of 2009 merlot from the winery. Cedar, plum, cardamom. Hint of saddle. Great balance, acid, fruit. Tasting perfect.

Dec 19th, 2019
Melanie Hogan DelBuono

This is one of my favorite winery's. Their Merlot is Cabernet like, it actually has a lingering finish. Great notes of cherry and oak.

This is one of my favorite winery's. Their Merlot is Cabernet like, it actually has a lingering finish. Great notes of cherry and oak.

5 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2013
Joanne

I am not a big merlot fan but the rating on the Markham lives up to it and it's a great value. Vanilla and fruit. Another few years would show even more flavor.

I am not a big merlot fan but the rating on the Markham lives up to it and it's a great value. Vanilla and fruit. Another few years would show even more flavor.

4 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2015
Paul Masson

Modern but well-balanced; unexciting. Taking on a bit of a leathery note with the plush fruit and spicy oak. Velvety tannins. Missing something on the finish.

Modern but well-balanced; unexciting. Taking on a bit of a leathery note with the plush fruit and spicy oak. Velvety tannins. Missing something on the finish.

4 people found it helpfulJun 16th, 2014
Jason Hedlund

Best merlot ever. Smooth vanilla from the oak. Not too heavy and not too light. Very nice wine!

Best merlot ever. Smooth vanilla from the oak. Not too heavy and not too light. Very nice wine!

4 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2014
Kristin Norwood

Very smooth and drinkable

Very smooth and drinkable

4 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2014
Sam Bettis

Yum. Jammy and delicious. Good merlot.

Yum. Jammy and delicious. Good merlot.

2 people found it helpfulSep 15th, 2013
Jen Hite Miller

Paired with Mac and cheese

Paired with Mac and cheese

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2013
Tj McBride

Very very smooth.

Very very smooth.

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2012