The 1997 Marilyn Merlot is an exceptional bottle of wine. This rich Napa Valley Merlot is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, creating an impression of fullness in the mouth with a nice balance of acids and tannins and a suggestion of oak. Aromas of ripe, plump blackberry complement the lovely, lingering fruit on the finish.
Continuing the collectible series that premiered in 1985, the 1997 Marilyn Merlot features a stunning portrait of Marilyn taken in 1957 during her final photo session with Milton Greene. Greene's photograph captures Marilyn as her most whimsical, yet sensuous, self. Wearing fiery red against a black background, Marilyn peers provocatively at the camera, her face partially veiled by chiffon.