The 2016 Marilyn Merlot is a rich scarlet hue with purple tones that immediately catches one’s eye as it is poured the glass.
The aromas exhibit a complexity of characters, including cherries, cinnamon, plums, juniper berries, and hints of mocha. This Merlot has wonderful structure with the addition of a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon. Very enjoyable now!
We have aged the Marilyn Merlot in oak barrels for 20-22 months. It is aged in predominately American oak that is approximately 20-25% new barrels.
The photo by Milton Greene of Marilyn was taken in September, 1953.