In 1944, in the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, CA, a young woman working on the assembly line was photographed for an article in Yank magazine on women supporting the war effort. That young woman was Norma Jeane Baker, who in a few short years would become Marilyn Monroe.
Stunningly photogenic even before stardom, Norma Jeane exuded a fresh, youthful optimism and vitality - qualities captured in the wine that today bears her name.
The emphasis on Norma Jeane is always to capture the vibrant fruit flavors of Merlot at harvest, and the 2007 vintage offers the bright cherry and plum flavors of Merlot (80%) with the spice of Syrah (20%) - fresh and delightful as the image on the label.
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, given its age, but the bottle and label are in perfect condition, thereby enhancing its collectability.