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Markham Merlot 2017
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Markham Merlot 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Markham
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
Our Estate Vineyards provide the backbone to this Napa Valley blend, with Oak Knoll's Little Cannon weighing in with a distinct sour cherry character while Yountville's Hopper House and Guardian vineyards add classic Bing cherry. Together, this showstopper has a lovely balance of candied cherry laced with dark chocolate aromas. Floral fruit runs from strawberry preserves to boysenberry and is accented with an assortment of baking spices. The velvety entry melts like chocolate on the palate providing a silky but dense mouthfeel with a long, intense finish. It's hard to imagine anything with which this wine wouldn't pair well . . . but slow-braised short ribs on a bed of buttery mash must be top of the 'most decadent' list.
Wine Spectator
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A 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
Wine Advocate
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Composed 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