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2011 Markham Merlot "Napa Valley"

Winery: Markham

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah & Cabernet Franc

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: November 21, 2014

Wine Review: This midnight blue colored Merlot from Markham opens with a mild black cherry and black plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused blueberry with hints of blackberry and vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger nicely. This Merlot is food friendly and would pair very nicely with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Dark Ruby Aroma: Classic plum and cherry aromas show their floral side but are layered with of cinnamon, toffee and toasty barrel character. Taste: Harmonious plum flavors were accented with blackberry and cola from blending in both Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, which additionally added a bit of grip to the mid-palate.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Markham 2011 Merlot.

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