The 2001 Marilyn Merlot grapes were harvested by our longtime growers from vineyards in the heartof the Napa Valley. The portrait featured on the 2001 Marilyn Merlot label is a sumptuous match for our 17th vintage. This photograph taken by Sam Shaw offers a tender, yet playful, view of Marilyn.
About The Wine
"The 2001 vintage Marilyn Merlot is a blend of 97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. The small addition of Cabernet gives the wine a more complex vinous aroma and a richer texture on the palate. The addition of 25% new oak barrels delivers the fragrance of milk chocolate that nicely compliments the black fruit flavors of the grapes." John McKay, winemaker
Each bottle is carefully masked, hand etched and hand painted, resulting in a truly unique work of art on this 3.0 Liter of 2001 Marilyn Merlot.