Marilyn Monroe is a name that has not only survived the star but has grown over the years. Marilyn Merlot is one such example which was launched under her name in 1987 and over the last 25 years has carved out a niche for itself in the wine business. To commemorate the occasion and the anniversary the Napa Valley winery has announced the release of a special 2009 vintage of their highly acclaimed wine. To make the commemorative release even more special the wine is presented in a silk-screen printed bottle featuring an alluring photograph of Marilyn Monroe and her embossed silver signature.
Marilyn’s career was short lived but her legacy is eternal. Bob and Donna Holder, founders of Marilyn Merlot are delighted to commemorate 25 years of success and realize that a great measure of the credit for the success goes to the name Marilyn Monroe. They have traditionally been releasing new wines in the month of June for this special edition they have chosen the month of September and will benefit from the festive season. The 2009 vintage was chosen for this special release as the year witnessed an extraordinary growing season in Napa Valley when most of the harvest had matured before the October rains.
John McKay, winemaker for Marilyn Merlot for the past 10 years explains that sensational fruit means quality wine. An elegant bottle of Marilyn Merlot wine bottles will make a fun and festive gift and keepsake for wine connoisseurs. Marilyn Merlot has continued to grow over the years and have been asked to create wines in honor of other celebrities but it has remained dedicated exclusively to the enduring Hollywood icon.