Markham Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.9554 ratings
8.513 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
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 Calandra

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
Jeff D
8.4

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
TheWineStalker

Ruby red. Aromas of bing cherry, prune, vanilla and cocoa powder. As it opens up, the nose gets less sticky and more alluring with black table pepper entering the scene. Medium to full bodied and low in acidity with sweet tannins. Again, it's candied at first but becomes wonderfully expressive. There's flavors of cassis, cherries, dark coffee and it finishes with a show of muscle from the tannins and a refreshing mintiness. LET IT BREATH!

Ruby red. Aromas of bing cherry, prune, vanilla and cocoa powder. As it opens up, the nose gets less sticky and more alluring with black table pepper entering the scene. Medium to full bodied and low in acidity with sweet tannins. Again, it's candied at first but becomes wonderfully expressive. There's flavors of cassis, cherries, dark coffee and it finishes with a show of muscle from the tannins and a refreshing mintiness. LET IT BREATH!

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Lori Mike

Ruby red smoke and cherry solid choice

Ruby red smoke and cherry solid choice

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2014