Markham Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.972 ratings
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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
Jonathan Wilson

Solid. Spicy fruit and oak.

Solid. Spicy fruit and oak.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2017
Michael Amoruso

Cherry, vanilla, oak. Good balance.

Cherry, vanilla, oak. Good balance.

Oct 5th, 2019
Shelby Dalton

Perfect for a night cap to wind down on Christmas Eve

Perfect for a night cap to wind down on Christmas Eve

Dec 26th, 2018
Robert Stackowiak

An ok Merlot as a table wine. Look elsewhere for higher end. July 2018.

An ok Merlot as a table wine. Look elsewhere for higher end. July 2018.

Jul 20th, 2018
Claire Westermeyer

Dry but very flavorful

Dry but very flavorful

Jun 8th, 2018
"Odedi"

It is Merlot Thursday! This week is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vegetables, vanilla, spices, toast, cola, chocolates, dark coffee, pencil lead, cloves, mint and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, wood, vegetables, coffee, vanilla, bitter herbs, spices, diet coke, green vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Napa Merlot is drinking nicely now with a nice mouthfeel. Well balanced with good complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes of airtime in a decanter. After 2 hours, it becomes very spicy with cola and dark coffee notes. I believe it will get even better in the next few years.

A blend of 86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah. Wine Spectator 89 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

14.2% alcohol by volume.



$18.

It is Merlot Thursday! This week is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, black plums, cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vegetables, vanilla, spices, toast, cola, chocolates, dark coffee, pencil lead, cloves, mint and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, wood, vegetables, coffee, vanilla, bitter herbs, spices, diet coke, green vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Napa Merlot is drinking nicely now with a nice mouthfeel. Well balanced with good complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 90 minutes of airtime in a decanter. After 2 hours, it becomes very spicy with cola and dark coffee notes. I believe it will get even better in the next few years.

A blend of 86% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Sirah. Wine Spectator 89 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

14.2% alcohol by volume.



$18.

Feb 8th, 2018
Catherine Gmoser

Alcoholly nice red

Alcoholly nice red

Dec 25th, 2017
Karyn Fricke

Blackberry with a hint of pencil. Nice dark red merlot. Soft tannins.

Blackberry with a hint of pencil. Nice dark red merlot. Soft tannins.

Dec 14th, 2017
Robert Stackowiak

A decent Merlot for the price - nice with Italian dinner. November 2017

A decent Merlot for the price - nice with Italian dinner. November 2017

Nov 2nd, 2017
Albert Sanchez

A strong merlo. From costco

A strong merlo. From costco

Oct 18th, 2017