Markham Merlot 2018 (Napa Valley, CA)
Producer Notes: Markham Estate Vineyards provide the backbone to this Napa Valley Merlot. With Oak Knoll's Little Cannon weighing in with a distinct sour cherry character while Yountville's Hopper House and Guardian vineyards add classic Bing Cherry. Together, this showstopper has a lovely balance of candied cherry laced with dark chocolate aromas. Floral fruit runs from strawberry preserves to boysenberry and is accented with an assortment of baking spices. The velvety entry melts like chocolate on the palate providing a silky but dense mouthfeel with a long, intense finish.