2005 Marilyn Merlot
Wine Collectors and connoisseurs alike have much to celebrate with the release of the 21st vintage of Marilyn Merlot. As always, the wine is released on Marilyn’s birth date – June 1st – and the 2005 vintage will prove to be 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”
Region: Napa Valley
Country: United States
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A chance meeting in Hollywood between photographer Tom Kelley and an aspiring but unknown actress led to a two-hour photo session on May 27, 1949 that made history and established Marilyn Monroe as the ultimate sex symbol of the 20th century. The ten stunningly beautiful photographs from the historic session became known as the “Red Velvet” series, each one a portrait of Marilyn Monroe posing on a red velvet drape.