Markham Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.8134 ratings
9.02 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
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
Desiree Marie

Yum Merlot for pairing with steak and rich desert

Yum Merlot for pairing with steak and rich desert

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2016
Neal Ferry

1st time I had this was 15 years ago in Corpus Christi, still good and I have it every time I come back here....300-400 bottles later I’m still impressed

1st time I had this was 15 years ago in Corpus Christi, still good and I have it every time I come back here....300-400 bottles later I’m still impressed

Apr 13th, 2018
"Odedi"

My Mid week sanity. This time it is in a form of a very enjoyable Napa Merlot.

Deep purple in color with a purple rim.

Nice fruity nose with blueberries, plums, black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, oak, licorice, cola, light vegetables, peppercorn, earth, cloves, nutmeg, spices, chocolates, sage, eucalyptus, pencil lead and smoke.

Full-bodied and bold, with medium plus acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, blackberries, currants, earth, vanilla, licorice, pine, chocolates, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm, green tannins and cherries.

A very nice Napa Merlot. Still young, but already enjoyable, and needs an hour to open up. A good sipping wine, once it is opens up, and also good with food. Paired very nicely with grilled meats on the barbecue.

Would be much better in 3 to 5 years, once more complexity comes in. Not fully balanced, but shows nice complexity potential.

I enjoyed it just by itself. A good sipping wine. The nose is not intense enough yet, but the palate is very rewarding. Alcohol is still noticeable at this point, but time will make it all better.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

My Mid week sanity. This time it is in a form of a very enjoyable Napa Merlot.

Deep purple in color with a purple rim.

Nice fruity nose with blueberries, plums, black currants, sweet cherries, vanilla, oak, licorice, cola, light vegetables, peppercorn, earth, cloves, nutmeg, spices, chocolates, sage, eucalyptus, pencil lead and smoke.

Full-bodied and bold, with medium plus acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, blackberries, currants, earth, vanilla, licorice, pine, chocolates, dark coffee, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm, green tannins and cherries.

A very nice Napa Merlot. Still young, but already enjoyable, and needs an hour to open up. A good sipping wine, once it is opens up, and also good with food. Paired very nicely with grilled meats on the barbecue.

Would be much better in 3 to 5 years, once more complexity comes in. Not fully balanced, but shows nice complexity potential.

I enjoyed it just by itself. A good sipping wine. The nose is not intense enough yet, but the palate is very rewarding. Alcohol is still noticeable at this point, but time will make it all better.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

May 3rd, 2017
Gary Fenstra

I love it when I can order the most expensive wine at Charlie's on Main.

I love it when I can order the most expensive wine at Charlie's on Main.

Mar 4th, 2017
Frank Soldano

Deep ruby red color. Thick, long lasting legs. Bouquet of tobacco and cherry. Smooth taste with more hints of oak, deep dark cherry, and tobacco. Smooth flavor with low tannins. Great value!

Deep ruby red color. Thick, long lasting legs. Bouquet of tobacco and cherry. Smooth taste with more hints of oak, deep dark cherry, and tobacco. Smooth flavor with low tannins. Great value!

Jan 29th, 2017
Heather Anderson

Excellent! Very good merlot.

Excellent! Very good merlot.

Dec 26th, 2016
Cameron Robertson

Vanilla, fresh fruit, distinct oaky woody body

Vanilla, fresh fruit, distinct oaky woody body

Dec 24th, 2016
Emil

Smells like a beach ball. But in a good way.

Smells like a beach ball. But in a good way.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Alton Komori

2013-Ready to drink after opening; nice bouquet, medium body and finish; worth revisiting.

2013-Ready to drink after opening; nice bouquet, medium body and finish; worth revisiting.

Dec 21st, 2016