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2003 Velvet Collection - 1.5 Liter Bottle & Black Presentation Box
This limited-edition series of prized Napa Valley wine honors the renowned Red Velvet photographic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. The portrait gracing the 2003 Velvet Collection was the centerfold of the inaugural edition of Playboy in 1953.
This is the 14th vintage. It is a supple blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc grapes from the Napa Valley viticultural areas of Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville.
Marilyn Merlot 2003
Sam Shaw, Marilyn’s favorite photographer and a lifelong confidant, shot this photograph of Marilyn. When asked about Sam Shaw, Marilyn said, “He always makes me look my best.”
For more than two decades, the annual release of Marilyn Merlot has been an event much anticipated by legions of its fans.
The 2004 Norma Jeane is as delightful as our earlier vintages -- clean, bright
and brimming with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and bing cherries.
The 2006 Norma Jeane is as fresh and delightful as our earlier
vintages -- clean, bright and brimming with aromas and flavors of bing
cherries and tropical fruit.