Markham Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

8.725 ratings
8.81 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
Jonathan Wall

Markham has a very solid history with Merlot and I usually love it. The ‘15 and ‘16 were great value. But I found this ‘17 to lack the old Markham soul despite its balance. Maybe I was erked by the label change.

Markham has a very solid history with Merlot and I usually love it. The ‘15 and ‘16 were great value. But I found this ‘17 to lack the old Markham soul despite its balance. Maybe I was erked by the label change.

Jun 13th, 2020
Thom Demuth

2017. Aromas of leather and smoke. Ripe red fruit (maybe red raspberries) and oaky flavors. Moderate tannins and long finish.

2017. Aromas of leather and smoke. Ripe red fruit (maybe red raspberries) and oaky flavors. Moderate tannins and long finish.

Apr 18th, 2021
John C.

Smooth and tasty.

Smooth and tasty.

Apr 3rd, 2021
Russell Perry

Excellent Merlot

Excellent Merlot

Apr 1st, 2021
William Lee, Jr.

Paired w/pizza bruschetta

Paired w/pizza bruschetta

Mar 23rd, 2021
Kyle

Very thick legs. Vanilla, oak and plum on the nose. Long finish. High tannin. Leather on tongue. Enjoying with this year’s deer. Rate high for merlot but would only enjoy with red meat

Very thick legs. Vanilla, oak and plum on the nose. Long finish. High tannin. Leather on tongue. Enjoying with this year’s deer. Rate high for merlot but would only enjoy with red meat

Mar 1st, 2021
Justin Wade

Nose - strawberries, cherries. Really nice.
Medium bodied. Taste - cherries, a bit of smoke, somewhat tannic but not over the top.

Overall a really great Merlot for the price.

Nose - strawberries, cherries. Really nice.
Medium bodied. Taste - cherries, a bit of smoke, somewhat tannic but not over the top.

Overall a really great Merlot for the price.

Feb 6th, 2021
Sam Friedland

The formula changed, and it was not pleasant as it used to be. More acidic and tannic, and less fruit. Does not taste as Napa!

The formula changed, and it was not pleasant as it used to be. More acidic and tannic, and less fruit. Does not taste as Napa!

Jan 7th, 2021
Marianne Nicole

Full body. Fruity with Smokey hints. Mar loved

Full body. Fruity with Smokey hints. Mar loved

Jan 2nd, 2021
Wade Eyre

Not a terribly bad wine for the price! Definitely notice the cherry and oak influences and there is a tad strong after taste, but maybe its just me.

Not a terribly bad wine for the price! Definitely notice the cherry and oak influences and there is a tad strong after taste, but maybe its just me.

Dec 29th, 2020