Markham Merlot 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Markham Merlot 2017

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Markham Merlot 2017

SKU 13680

750ml Bottle

The winery and vineyards of Markham Vineyards date back to 1874, making it one of Napa Valley's pioneer sites. Bordeaux immigrant Jean Laurent built the stone cellar which is still at the heart of the winery, and Bruce Markham purchased the old Laurent winery in 1978. Focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the winery's rich Bordeaux heritage thrives. Today Markham has 350 acres of vineyards from a full range of microclimates. This Merlot has aromas of violets, blackberries and Tahitian vanilla leading to a fleshy, round, juicy palate. Pair with grilled lamb burgers and portabella mushrooms or with rib eye steaks.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Markham
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
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Wine SpectatorA minerally style, with good cut to the dried plum, cherry and berry flavors, which feature a lilting spiciness. Sanguine and forest floors accents come in on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 35,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2020
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Wine AdvocateComposed of 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah and 1% Malbec, the 2017 Merlot has a deep garnet-purple color, revealing notions of stewed plums and baked blackcurrants with a vaguely earthy undercurrent. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and uncomplicated with smudged black fruit flavors and an abrupt finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 30, 2020