Markham Merlot 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
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.