2002 Marilyn Merlot
The 2002 Marilyn Merlot grapes were harvested by our longtime growers from vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley. This portrait of Marilyn wearing an easter hat was in a group of photos discovered in an abandoned brownstone in New York in the 1970's. The photographer is believed to be Carl Perutz.
"The 2002 vintage Marilyn Merlot is a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. A significant addition of Cabernet adds greater complexity to the aromas and flavors of the predominately Merlot based wine. Our annual addition of 25% new oak barrels results in aromas of toasted vanilla beans that nicely enhance the plush flavors of the black fruits".
John McKay, winemaker