The label photograph is from “The Black Cape Sitting” by Milton Greene. It was shot in New York, 1955. Marilyn spent that whole year out of public view, living with the Greene family.
Deep rich, youthful, purple hues are evidenced in the glass with aromas that have pleasing intensity. Hints of cassis, raspberry, spice, and rhubarb are well integrated in the nose. From entry to finish this wine has an even, alluring presence on the palate with a nicely balanced medium body. The flavors follow the aromas with added nuances of red currants and oak nicely integrated with the vinous fruit and a moderately lingering finish augmented by a touch of chili pepper (winemaker description in 2014). The wine has been meticulously stored but serves ultimately for the collectable beauty and not necessarily for its drinkability. There is no guarantee for the wine itself, but the bottle and label are in perfect condition.