I'm not sure if anyone loves Merlot more than we do here at Markham Vineyards. Our dedication goes all the way back to 1980 when our very first Merlot was made from Nathan Fay's grapes in the Stag's Leap District. It led to growing Merlot on all of our estate ranches and continues to be 30% of our vineyard portfolio. Layering in vanilla and dark chocolate aromas, the vibrant cherry fruit flavors play against the chewy tannins and long, graceful finish. Consider pairing with a grilled duck sausage gussied up on a decadent brioche bun loaded up with a colored trio of sauteed peppers. Simple and fancy all at the same time, just like our beautiful hardworking Merlot!