A young merlot by the producers of Marilyn Merlot.
Long before the world came to know her as Marilyn Monroe, a young and vivacious Norma Jeane Baker caught the eye of Hollywood photographers and her "pinup" images graced a number of calendars-many published well after she gained stardom. One of those early calendar photos has itself become a collector's term: young Norma Jeane in a cowgirl outfit entitled "Caught Short."
This "Caught Short" image has now become the label for the 2008 vintage of Norma Jeane-A Young Merlot. As ever, the emphasis in making this wine was to bring out the bright and fresh fruit flavors that make it youthfully exuberant as the images of Norma Jeane herself.
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.