Each new vintage of Marilyn Merlot is released on her birthday, June 1st, and sells out quickly. While collectors have made Marilyn Merlot one of the fastest-appreciating wines on the market, it is wine enthusiasts with a sense of humor who have long enjoyed the playful spirit behind Marilyn Merlot wines that are now also seeking the Marilyn Merlot because of the emphasis on making a notable wine from prized Napa Valley grapes. While the concept and engaging label of these wines has given these bottles a degree of frame, it is the wine in the bottle that merits the enthusiasm of those who seek it out every year. ﾑThis wine is every bit as special as its package,ﾒ says Donna Holder, one of the owners of Marilyn Wines. ﾑIt is a must for collectors, but is also a Napa Valley Merlot that stands beautifully on its own.ﾒ Marilyn Merlot wines consistently win praise from critics and lovers of stylish and delicious Merlot.