THE CHARACTER 2017
In her two decades at Markham Vineyards, Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls has dreamed of crafting a true luxury Bordeaux Blend. And when Malbec was planted in our Yountville Ranch estate vineyard, the die was cast. True to our history, Kim opted for a Right-Bank-style like the wines of Pomerol, where Merlot plays the leading role, supported by a classic cast of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. The Character is a labor of love, 10 barrels chosen as the finest expression of vineyard, varietal and vintage. The Character’s composition will change from year to year, but it will always be led by estate Merlot and crafted of 100% estate grown fruit.