Marilyn Napa Valley Meritage 2010

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 128140
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Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 vintage Marilyn Meritage is the inaugural release of a wine whose goal is to showcase Napa Valley's cool climate ability to make wines of classic stature within the Bordeaux tradition. The composition is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. The wine is youthful in appearance, has clean aromas and flavors for all the blended varieties, and tastes great. The wine has a pedigree that will satisfy today, but last for many to come.

The elegant yet soulful photo used for label is owned by the Milton Greene Archives. It was selected by thousands of fans on the Marilyn Monroe Facebook page.

Critical Acclaim

"Very rich and elaborate with blackberry, cherry and cassis flavors, this wine is so tasty, it's easy to drink glass after glass. The tannins are firm, but soft and complex. Made from all the classic Bordeaux varieties, it’s classy and elegant, and will hold in the bottle for years."
90 Points

Learn About Marilyn

Marilyn Wines traces its origins to 1981, when a small group of friends started making wine at their home near St. Helena in the Napa Valley. One evening in 1983, over dinner and a bottle of homemade merlot, the concept of Marilyn Merlot was born. The wine enjoyed a good deal of popularity around the valley and was often donated to charity auctions and given as Christmas...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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