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The Character 2017

The Character

Estate Vineyard Bordeaux Blend
Napa Valley
$120.00 CLUB

The Character represents the epitome of our Napa Valley history, the best of our estate vineyards and an unwavering passion for Merlot. We craft this Bordeaux-inspired Red Blend in the “Right Bank” style, where Merlot takes center stage in a beautifully balanced profile, allowing all five Bordeaux varietals to harmonize together in the best wine from our cellar every vintage.

Includes Custom Display Box

Inaugural Release


2017 The Character

The Character comes packaged in a handsome wooden display box*.

One bottle with display box | $130 each.
Questions? Call 707-968-5102
*While supplies last.

10 barrels. Over 40 years in the making. Here at Markham, we don't believe in shortcuts. In every barrel and every bottle, we strive to capture the true character of Napa Valley.

Wine Specs

VARIETAL COMPOSITION | 68% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon,
8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

ALCOHOL | 14.80%

AGING | 30 months




The Character

Harvest Notes

  • 100% NAPA GREEN LAND & WINERY Certified
  • 100% Estate Grown
  • 2017 brought floods, chill, heat and wildfire.
  • Budbreak & bloom were on time after a late January chill.
  • Summer heat dried the soils quickly.
  • Our 40th vintage saw perfect harvest weather & incredible quality.
  • Most fruit was safely cellared when the Oct. ’17 wildfires brought Napa to a standstill.