2018 Markham Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: Markham Estate Vineyards provide the backbone to this Napa Valley Merlot. 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.
Blend: 87% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 1% Malbec
Wine Enthusiast - "A pronounced and attractive oak aroma leads to generous cassis and black-cherry fla- vors in this spicy, full-bodied wine. Tempting toast, vanilla, cinnamon and clove scents keep going on the palate to complement the dark fruitiness."
James Suckling - "Cocoa bean, licorice and clove notes to the blackberries and salted plums on the nose. A hint of tobacco savoriness, too. Smoothly rendered on the medium-bodied palate, with nice fluidity and juicy berries that follow through to a medium-long finish. Drink now."
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon|