2018 San francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Silver Award--largest competition in the US
Marilyn flashes her All-American smile while posing in a stripe bathing suit with a beach towel around her hair in 1949. This photo session by Bruno Bernard changed Marilyn’s life forever because he introduced Marilyn to Johnny Hyde, vice president of the William Morris Agency, who feel head over heels in love with Marilyn. Johnny was responsible for making her a star.
One is immediately struck with the rich, deep garnet color of the 2016 Norma Jeane Merlot. There is a nice intensity of aromas with fresh raspberries, plums, and hints of orange blossoms, orange zest, and sage.
The grapes were harvested from the “Estrella Triangle” in the heart of the Paso Robles appellation. The vineyard is sustainable farmed and is 18 years old.
We feel this is one of our nicest Norma Jeane Merlots to date.