Wine Collectors and connoisseurs alike celebrated the release of the 21st vintage of Marilyn Merlot and, as always, the wine was released on Marilyn's birth date - June 1st - and the 2005 vintage is memorable, not only because it marks a "coming of age" for the Napa Valley icon, but also because it exemplifies the outstanding qualities of the 2005 vintage. For more than two decades, the annual release of Marilyn Merlot has been an event much anticipated by legions of its fans.
Bil Marsano in Hemisphere Magazine said, "Marilyn Monroe is one of les granfdes eternales, and she lives on in Marilyn Merlot with its neatly turned pun and bottle-blonde. it started 21 vintages ago in a wine climate far stuffier than ours now, so the humor was welcome as it was rare. Marilyn Merlot is no laughing matter now...everyone is mad for them"
The wine has been meticulously stored but serves ultimately for its 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.