1997 Marilyn Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
1997
Bottling Date
1999
Alcohol %
13.5

1997 Marilyn Merlot

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. 

The Financial Mail said, "in the U.S. consider the name of the top-selling California red:  Marilyn Merlot.  Featuring the famous actress with her face half-covered by a red chiffon veil and wearing little else...it is a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% of Cabernet Franc  grown in the Napa Valley.  Though gentlement are suppose to prefer blondes, currnet U.S. figures indicate red..."

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SKU: 97MM-btl-Nova

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.