In 1972, Bruce Markham arrived in Napa Valley with dreams of starting his own winery. Intent on crafting world-class wines, 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. The Markham winery, originally established by Jean Laurent, dates back to 1879 – making it the fourth-oldest continuously operated winery in Napa County.
This dark garnet-colored wine has a floral violet aroma with notes of licorice, berry pie, vanilla and cola. The classic ripe red fruit flavors melt into a creamy, round mouthfeel while maintaining their bright, smooth tannins.
This dark garnet wine offers an intense aroma of root beer, toasted nuts, blackberry and mocha. Juicy fruit flavors combine with vanilla and chocolate notes and big tannins for a lush, round texture and smooth finish.
A tribute to Markham’s original founder, Jean Laurent, this deep garnet wine has an aroma of violet, blackberry and boysenberry with hints of plum and tobacco. The velvety texture, layers of spicy fruit and smoky chocolate notes combine with the ripe, lush mouthfeel for a long, silky finish.
Straw-colored with golden highlights, this wine offers a lush caramel apple aroma with notes of toasted pecan, nutmeg and cinnamon. The mid-palate showcases fresh pineapple brulée flavors that complement the buttery, rich mouthfeel and delicate acidity.
Dark ruby in color, this Merlot blend offers a classic plum and cherry aroma layered with cinnamon, toffee and toasty oak. Harmonious fruit flavors accented with blackberry and cola from the blended Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah offer a lush texture and elegant finish.
This deep ruby red wine has a layered aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and vanilla. The smooth flavors of rich chocolate cake and blackberry sauce are balanced with big, supple tannins that linger on the finish.
This golden straw-colored wine offers a vanilla and citrus aroma with notes of pear and green apple. Ripe tangerine and peach flavors are rich on the palate, allowing a bright citrus acidity to shine through for a clean finish.