2012 Marilyn Meritage
The lush, round entry on the palate leading to a well structured, full mouthfeel, ending with a long pleasing finish. Added notes of black cherry, ripe plums and nicely integrated oak make this Meritage a wine that can be enjoyed now but will reward the patient consumer with the added complexity that will be gained with years of aging.
The 2012 growing season was possibly the very best in the last 10 or 12 years. This was due in large part to a very even, moderate growing season.
Milton Greene was sent by Look magazine to Los Angeles to photograph a budding actress. This stunning image of Marilyn, complete with evening dress and mink stole was one of six sittings they created at this fifirst meeting.