The Character
2019 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 70



The Character

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • This wine represents the pinnacle of Markham Vineyards
  • Your Merlot-based blend uses all five classic red varieties from the right bank
  • Primarily sourced from our Yountville estate, one of the first to be Napa Green Land certified in 2010
  • Aging in 100% new French oak for 22 to 24 months

“The Character” is the result of an evolving approach to winemaking at Markham Vineyards. While the focus on Merlot remains, this wine represents a blend of classic red varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, all sourced from our premiere Yountville estate.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

Winemaker, Markham

Winemaker, Kimberlee Jackson Nicholls

Over a career spanning almost 30 years, Kimberlee Nicholls has
earned a reputation as one of Napa Valley’s most respected
winemakers. With a gifted palate, and three decades of Napa
Valley winemaking knowledge and experience, Kim crafts
wines of character and complexity from Markham’s 350 acres of
certified sustainable estate vineyards in Yountville, Oak Knoll
and Calistoga.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. in Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (John Gibson / Francoise Peschon)

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Food, family and fun! Food and wine have a harmony that is best expressed at the table. We enjoy making wines here at Markham Vineyards that we can pair with food. Having fun and sharing with our family of friends makes us love what we do.


4800 Cox Road, Suite 300
Glen Allen  VA  23060

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