(2016 Vintage) Bordeaux immigrant Jean Laurent came to California in 1852. Laurent built his first winery in 1874, a modest wooden structure. Laurent was one of the largest producers in the 1880’s California wine boom. Bruce Markham arrived in Napa Valley almost 100 years later, also looking to start a winery. He purchased vineyards in Yountville, Oak Knoll and Calistoga and the old Laurent winery, which was operating as a cooperative at the time. In 1978, he founded Markham Vineyards and the old Laurent winery was reborn.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jun-06.
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/03.