W&S 89 Pts - According to Wine & Spirits - This is the 25th release of Marilyn Merlot, a big, broad and sumptuous red that opens all the stops, heading into ripe territories of chocolate, plums and the espresso scent of oak. There’s a mineral tang to the tannins that reins the ripeness back in. For filet or display.
Since making its glamorous entrance into the wine world in 1987, this show stopping wine has attracted admiration from wine lovers and critics nationwide. In celebration of Marilyn Merlot's 25th year, the Napa Valley winery is pleased to announce the September release of a special 2009 vintage of their highly acclaimed wine. Presented in a silk-screen printed bottle featuring an alluring photograph of Marilyn Monroe and her embossed silver signature, this wine is sure to capture everyone's attention.
We had an extraordinary growing season in Napa Valley during 2009. Sensational fruit means a quality wine, and we are delighted that our 2009 Marilyn Merlot will mark our 25th anniversary celebration. 14.3% ABV.