Markham Cellar 1879 Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 115081
  • WS91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet color and dark cherry and smokey oak aromas. The floral spice notes weave seamlessly around a core of chocolate and blackberry jam flavors. In this 2010 vintage, the Markham Vineyards' Merlot provided velvety texture with distinct chocolate notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon provided the deep, smokey notes that weave throughout. The Petit Verdot is all about structure, while the Petite Sirah adds blackberry jam and floral spice you can't help but love!

Blend: 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, and 3% Petite Sirah

Critical Acclaim

"Sleek and supple, offering appealing aromas of red currant and toasty vanilla, with layered flavors of black cherry, espresso and spice that lead to ripe, supple tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah."
91 Points

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brucejmac - Beaverton, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/24/2012)
Nice quality Napa blend -- shows a lot of strength and will keep in the cellar for a couple of years.
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In 1972, Bruce Markham arrived in Napa Valley with the dream of starting a winery. Intent on crafting world-class wines for years to come, he purchased the little jewels that are still the Markham vineyards today. He was a pioneer in what is now the very heart of Napa, buying premium vineyard land before many understood the tremendous potential the valley offered for producing fine...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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