Cellar 1879 Blend
2014
2013
2012
2011

Located in Napa Valley, Markham Vineyards owns 350 acres of vineyards, strategically located in several of Napa Valley’s best growing regions. Markham Vineyards’ Cellar 1879 Blend is a tribute to Markham’s original founder, Jean Laurent. It was Jean Laurent who built the historic stone cellar at Markham Vineyards. Blends were among the oldest traditions that were created in the 137 year old cellar. A true dedication to Markham’s philosophy of pairing Markham wines with good food and great company. Pair this wine with something that bites back like a chili-rubbed steak tacos or chicken mole enchiladas. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Garnet.
Aroma
Toffee, coffee and milk chocolate punctuated with black pepper and tobacco.
Taste
Ripe berry flavors, rich and lush, powerful tannins that turn velvety with black pepper on the finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
49% 
Merlot
20% 
Syrah
12% 
Petite Sirah
9% 
Zinfandel
8% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
2% 
Bonarda
Appellation: 
Napa
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
9 days of skin contact. 100% stainless steel fermented.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months barrel aged in 29% New Oak.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Release Date:
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
16,120
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Located in Napa Valley, Markham Vineyards owns 350 acres of vineyards, strategically located in several of Napa Valley’s best growing regions. Markham Vineyards’ Cellar 1879 Blend is a tribute to Markham’s original founder, Jean Laurent. It was Jean Laurent who built the historic stone cellar at Markham Vineyards. Blends were among the oldest traditions that were created in the 137 year old cellar. A true dedication to Markham’s philosophy of pairing Markham wines with good food and great company. Pair this wine with something that bites back like a chili-rubbed steak tacos or chicken mole enchiladas. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Garnet.
Aroma
Sassafras, bourbon, and toasted marshmallow aromas make the jammy black fruit explode on the nose.
Taste
Juicy boysenberry fruit layered over dark chocolate flavors give a distinctive sexy texture. A powerful grip on the finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
52% 
Merlot
14% 
Syrah
12% 
Zinfandel
11% 
Petite Sirah
9% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Napa
Alcohol: 
14.80%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
11 days of skin contact. 100% stainless steel fermented.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months barrel aged in 29% New Oak.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Release Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
20,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

A blend born from our two favorite things, food and wine! Seriously fun to drink, this is quite possibly the most intriguing wine to make here at Markham as the blend is about creating ultimate drinking pleasure. Dark blackberry and smoky oak aromas weave seamlessly around a core of cola, black pepper and floral blueberry flavors. Sexy from the start with loads of vanilla and graham cracker character, a rich, juicy entry finishes with toasty oak and grippy tannins in this young wine. Enjoy with updated comfort foods like pulled pork sliders or anything from the taco truck.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Garnet
Aroma
Violet, boysenberry, plum and tobacco aromas
Taste
Graham cracker, vanilla and spicy fruit flavors are layered over a ripe, lush mouthfeel
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
36% 
Merlot
21% 
Petite Sirah
14% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
12% 
Syrah
9% 
Zinfandel
8% 
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
13 days of skin contact. 100% stainless steel fermented.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months barrel aged in 30% New Oak
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
20,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Markham Vineyards’ Cellar 1879 Blend is a tribute to Markham’s original founder, Jean Laurent. It was Jean Laurent who built the historic stone cellar here at Markham Vineyards. Blends were among the oldest traditions that were created in the 134 year cellar. A true dedication to Markham’s philosophy of pairing Markham wines with good food and great company. The vineyards and varietals will change each vintage, as it is Markham’s goal to provide the perfect wine to accompany any meal with lush tannins, juicy fruit and a silky, long finish. Each year, the winemakers select the vineyards together they create blends to highlight the foods their family and friends enjoy daily. In 2011, the Merlot provided velvety texture with chocolate notes. The Syrah adds deep smoky notes, while the Cabernet and Petit Verdot give structure to the blend. Petite Sirah adds richness and blackberry jam touched with a bit of Zinfandel spice you can't help but love!

 

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep Garnet
Aroma
Violet, boysenberry, plum and tobacco aromas
Taste
Graham cracker, vanilla and spicy fruit flavors are layered over a ripe, lush mouthfeel
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
60% 
Merlot
13% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
11% 
Petit Verdot
6% 
Syrah
5% 
Petite Sirah
5% 
Zinfandel
Appellation: 
Napa
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Acid Level: 
0.57 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
14 days of skin contact. 100% stainless steel fermented.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months barrel aged in 32% New Oak
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Release Date:
Monday, April 1, 2013
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML