Markham Vineyards

The Altruist Calistoga Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.235 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

The version I had was a Merlot-dominant blend (sample)

The version I had was a Merlot-dominant blend (sample)

Oct 4th, 2021
Cassidy Stirtz

a Merlot-focused blend dedicated to veterans and first responders. also features cab, petit verdot, malbec, and cab franc

a Merlot-focused blend dedicated to veterans and first responders. also features cab, petit verdot, malbec, and cab franc

May 18th, 2021
Jay Kline

Better with some air but a little disjointed.

Better with some air but a little disjointed.

Jul 14th, 2017
Shay A
9.2

After having a Markham wine last week for the first time in a while, I remembered I had an older cab vintage resting and decided after many years it was time to release it from its confines. Like I mentioned before, Markham has great value wines across the board. Their Estate wines are no different, and have an awesome charity story behind them.
As for this '09 cab, it has that lovely diluted purple hue, light ring upon hitting the glass. Had a bit of a cab franc green pepper/rubber nose at first, but it calmed down and sang of cranberries of raspberries. Oak was very subtle on the tongue. Raisins, fig and baking spices were well integrated. This is in its prime...3 years left until that window begins closing.

After having a Markham wine last week for the first time in a while, I remembered I had an older cab vintage resting and decided after many years it was time to release it from its confines. Like I mentioned before, Markham has great value wines across the board. Their Estate wines are no different, and have an awesome charity story behind them.
As for this '09 cab, it has that lovely diluted purple hue, light ring upon hitting the glass. Had a bit of a cab franc green pepper/rubber nose at first, but it calmed down and sang of cranberries of raspberries. Oak was very subtle on the tongue. Raisins, fig and baking spices were well integrated. This is in its prime...3 years left until that window begins closing.

Nov 29th, 2016
Alyse Thomas

Tasting fantastic 👌🏼 2012 Vintage 🍷

Tasting fantastic 👌🏼 2012 Vintage 🍷

Aug 11th, 2016
Russell Perry

Excellent Merlot

Excellent Merlot

Apr 1st, 2021
Alton Komori

2009 - Drank well four years ago; still okay.

2009 - Drank well four years ago; still okay.

Jan 7th, 2021
Miles Perry

An easy drinking red blend. The merlot shines through.

An easy drinking red blend. The merlot shines through.

Dec 4th, 2020
Steve Roach

Bordeaux style red blend. Delicious - currant, dark berries, smooth tannins. I really like this one.

Bordeaux style red blend. Delicious - currant, dark berries, smooth tannins. I really like this one.

Nov 7th, 2020
Scot Walker

Some anise and red fruit in the nose, red fruit ninja n the taste, paired very well with a pork empanada

Some anise and red fruit in the nose, red fruit ninja n the taste, paired very well with a pork empanada

Nov 16th, 2018