Core Markham Wine

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A Wine that is a part of the Markham Core Portfolio

Markham Cellar 1879 Red Blend

Our Cellar 1879 Red Blend is a tribute to a true Napa pioneer, Jean Laurent, who built the historic stone celllar still operating on the Markham property today.  Blends were among the oldest traditions created in the 130-year-old stone cellar.  The Cellar 1879 blend is a true dedication to the Markham philosophy of pairing wines with good food and great company.  The vineyards and varietals will change each vintage, as it is our goal to provide the perfect accompaniment to any meal with lush tannins, juicy fruit and a silky, long finish. 
 

Profile: 

Color: Deep Ruby
Aroma: Dark cherry and smoky oak aromas
Taste: It starts with loads of vanilla and cola character, followed by a rich, sweet oak mid-palate and ending with a lush, velvety finish.

Varietal: 

65% Merlot
29% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Petit Verdot
3% Petite Sirah

Fermentation: 

11 days of skin contact.
100% Stainless Steel fermented.

Aging: 

12 months barrel aged in 35% new oak.

Markham Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is predominately blended from the winery's estate vineyards.  Set in a canyon surrounded by wild Bay Laurel trees, the rocky soils provide near perfect growing conditions for our Calistoga Cabernet and Petit Verdot.  In the heart of Napa Valley, Markham's Yountville property has an amazing lineage spanning over 130 years.  The Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from that parcel is the backbone of this blend.

Profile: 

Color: Dark Garnet
Aroma: Vanilla, cola and berry briar aromas swirl in the glass
Taste: Bright red currant fruit and wonderful, chalky tannins create a wine with great structure and power

Varietal: 

79% Cabernet Sauvignon
7% Cabernet Franc
6% Petit Verdot
6% Merlot
2% Petite Sirah

Fermentation: 

14 days of skin contact.
100% Stainless Steel fermented.

Aging: 

24.5 months barrel aged in 34% new oak

Markham Merlot

A true blend of Napa Valley vineyards!  Markham's Estate vineyards provide the backbone for the blend, totaling almost 70% of this bottling.  Merlot from Oak Knoll gives sour cherry character, while the Yountville components provide the classic Bing cherry aromas and flavors for which our Merlot is known.  The jammy notes come from blending in warmer up-valley fruit from Calistoga vineyards. 
 

Profile: 

Color: Dark Ruby
Aroma: Intense floral notes of both Tahitian vanilla and ripe, boysenberry fruit
Taste: Wonderful vanilla, roasted nut and caramel oak flavors truly complement all the beautiful, rich cherry fruit.

Varietal: 

96% Merlot
3% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Petite Sirah

Fermentation: 

11 days of skin contact
100% Stainless Steel fermented

Aging: 

18 months barrel aged in 31% new oak.

Markham Chardonnay

When served at cellar temperature (55 degrees Fahrenheit), you will find that our Chardonnay shows the best layering of Gravenstein apple aromas with vanilla, butterscotch and spicy toast notes.  Lush, juicy flavors of honeyed apricots are balanced by Meyer lemon zext character.  The creamy texture and toasty oak finish will continue to lengthen as the wine relaxes in the bottle.

Profile: 

Color: Golden straw
Aroma: Bright apple matched by sultry vanilla, butterscotch and spicy toast notes
Taste: Honeyed apricot and Meyer lemon zest

Varietal: 

100% Chardonnay

Fermentation: 

100% Whole Cluster pressed.
100% oak barrel fermented.

Aging: 

8 months barrel aged in 32% new oak.

Markham Sauvignon Blanc

The estate Sauvignon Musque allows for a multitude of aroma profiles in our Sauvignon Blanc.  Technically, Sauvignon Musque is a clonal selection of Sauvignon Blanc,  Most of the vines are grown at our two estate vineyards, both located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.  Always food friendly, this wine was built in the vineyards and slowly fermented under refrigeration to protect its fruity esters.  Then careful blending was used to show the vintage at its best.

Profile: 

Color: Golden Straw
Aroma: Freshly zested lemon-lime aromas are layered with fresh pea shoot and a wet stone minerality common to the vintage.  The Sauvignon Musque offers beautiful honeysuckle and tropical floral notes.
Taste: Classic tropical flavors of passionfruit and grapefruit provide the juicy mouthfeel, with crisp grapefruit character and honeydew melon.

Varietal: 

89% Sauvignon Blanc (21% of which is Sauvignon Musque)
11% Semillon

Fermentation: 

100% Whole berry pressed, with 7.5% skin contact. 
100% Stainless Steel fermented.

Aging: 

3.5 months wood tank aged

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