2007 Markham "The Philanthropist" Cabernet Sauvignon
$55, 14.5% abv.
511 cases produced
It's a rich and complex Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with an initial aroma of chocolate and leather. As it opens up you get hints of black cherry and fig on the palate. The profile is deep, strong, and full bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. In another couple of years it should be even better.
I enjoyed it with a thick grilled ribeye and baked potato. There are times when you want a big cab and a classic steakhouse dinner, and this was just such an occasion.
Here are the organizations that recently received grants from Markham:
In the fall of 2010, Markham will release the 2007 vintage of The Philanthropist and The Altruist dedicated to the 2009 Mark of Distinction winners, Island Sled Hockey, of Lynbrook, NY, and the Paul Ruby Foundation of Geneva, IL.
The Long Island Sled Hockey program for both physically and mentally handicapped athletes in Lynbrook, NY, is the nation’s largest and most inclusive sled hockey program in the country. The Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in Geneva, IL, is committed to funding clinical research to extend the knowledge, treatment and awareness of Parkinson’s disease.
Note: This wine was received as a sample.