Markham The Altruist Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
Markham The Altruist Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label

Markham The Altruist Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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Floral violet and rich caramel toast aromas give this heady wine a decidedly feminine air, additionally showing the beauty of the terroir where it is grown with layers of cassis, anise and blackberry jam flavors. The lush tannins are the result of the extended maceration, allowing the gritty texture to soften gracefully over a period of several weeks following primary fermentation. Texturally balanced, there is brightness to the juicy fruit that is well-integrated with vanilla, caramel and toast oak highlights.

The 2006 vintage of this Calistoga Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is dedicated to the 2008 Markham "Mark of Distinction" grant recipient for their passion and commitment to revitalizing the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas. The Bartlett Arboretum, a 15-acre habitat for trees, was in need of revitalization due to flood damage. The Markham grant empowered steward, Robin Macy, to develop a detailed flood alleviation plan for the Euphrates Creek, with hopes of lessening flood damage for local homeowners and fortifying the near century-old Bartlett Arboretum for the future.

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast
Has all the hallmarks of a young, ageable Cabernet, and should develop well due to the inherent balance and class. Right now, oak sticks out. But underneath are ripe blackberry, black currant and chocolate flavors, wrapped into a very fine, classic structure. Better after 2012.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Complex currant, plum and black cherry aromas join cedar and spice notes in this supple, full-bodied, elegant wine. Balanced and focused, ending on a delicate note. Drink now through 2017. 507 cases made.
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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 wines. He also purchased a winery. Originally established by Jean Laurent, the Markham winery dates back to 1879. As one of the founders of Napa winemaking and viticulture, Markham Vineyards takes great pride in its legacy of exceptional mountains and magnificent vineyards, Markham's winery has the distinction of being the fourth oldest continuously operated winery in Napa County.

Today, Markham Vineyards owns 350 acres of vineyards strategically located in several of Napa Valley's best growing regions. From its Calistoga vineyards in the north to Oak knoll in the south, Markham has the luxury of hand-selecting grapes from several diverse microclimates to achieve its balanced and rich wines. Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls sums up the benefits offered by this extraordinary palette of vineyards: "The expressions of terroir from each unique location create a greater whole; each vineyard complements and elevates the next. The result is endless blending options to weave together the rich fruit flavors, elegant acid structure, broad texture and velvety tannins we want in our wines."

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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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