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Markham Merlot 2013

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Markham Merlot 2013 750ML      
Sku: 20852

Bordeaux immigrant Jean Laurent came to California in 1852. Laurent built his first winery in 1874, a modest wooden structure. Laurent was one of the largest producers in the 1880ís California wine boom. Bruce Markham arrived in Napa Valley almost 100 years later, also looking to start a winery. He purchased vineyards in Yountville, Oak Knoll and Calistoga and the old Laurent winery, which was operating as a cooperative at the time. In 1978, he founded Markham Vineyards and the old Laurent winery was reborn.

Tasting notes
This Merlot is typical of the vintage in that respect. Aromas of violets and blackberry briars remind one of Cabernet Sauvignon while the fleshy texture alludes to Merlot. The attractive sweet espresso and black raspberry flavors add to the mystery. A bit of bottle age should allow the spicy, cherry fruit and vanilla oak to shine.

Rating

"Supple and lively, yet with appealing structure, showing notes of red raspberry, toasted spice and subtle herb. Drink now through 2021. 65,000 cases made." 91 Points, Wine Spectator


Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
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