Marilyn Wines

(866) 669-4637 Napa Wine Co.
Oakville, CA 94562
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Marilyn Wines traces its origins to 1981, when a small group of friends started making wine at their home near St. Helena, in 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 gifts. In 1985, the playful idea and the fine wine that bore its name led to the limited production of Marilyn Merlot for sale to the public. Over the years, continuing acclaim from critics, collectors, and lovers of fine wine have led to the production of Marilyn Cabernet, Norma Jeane wines, the Velvet Collection wines, and our eighteenth vintage of Marilyn Merlot. Marilyn Wines holds an exclusive agreement with the estate of Marilyn Monroe for the use of the name and the images. The royalties paid are distributed according to Marilyn's will to Anna Strasberg who helps support the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and to the Anna Freud Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon

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  • Don't kill too much time on the Santa Barbara wineries down around the pier. Just enjoy the beach and the town's ambience and drink at meals or picnics (like under that very impressive fig tree). Do you enjoy music and bars and sea food, etc.? Wanna see where JFK kept Marilyn while with Jackie on their honeymoon? Or lifestyles a lot more recent?... Read More

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  • Why did this thread get revived?Anyway, Marilyn Merlot is hardly the worst of stupid names and at least the bottle isn't offensive. One of the stupidest has to be Plungerhead, which supposedly was actually named after a long-time employee of the Sebastiani family with a similar name. But why would you want your wine to be associated with a plugg... Read More

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  • You'' never have a wine with a cute name? 7 deadly zins is really good. Maybe not as good as say Layer Cake or Sledge Hammer but its close to those. Mark David Winery makes some good wines. At the same time though not an expert taster.  Read More

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  • This is my first post. I'm not sure this is for me but I'm giving it a go. on first blush this looks like it could be fun and educational.  Read More

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  • We made it home safe and sound with a few less dollars in our bank account but we came back with some mighty nice jewels that we discovered along the way.Sunday was our Napa day.  Thanks to another great rec from OT, we found our way to Apsara in Calistoga.  We met with winemaker Robin Akhurst, what a great guy.  A Scot from south of Edinburgh, ... Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • And I wonder what wines Marilyn drank... Read More

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  • Let me add my welcome to the Snooth Forum, Bret.  We hope you enjoy the visit and stick around.For the record I am still avoiding wines with cute names.  As you indicated, I am sure that some of them are just fine--if not downright good.  I said in my post of 3/20/2014 that I am willing to miss out on something that might be good.  The fact of t... Read More

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  • Marilyn Merlot is hardly something I'm interested in (although I love merlot).  I saw someone in Victoria has a collection of 12 bottles they were selling on Craigslist for $200 (including the metal rack).  Only a few of the bottles were empty.  Obviously, it is questionable that they were stored properly and I'd bet not.  But I was wondering if... Read More

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  • I have purchased wine for years for my friends on special birthdays, so that they could collect the bottles and have a fun memory, so when a local shop stopped carrying it, I decided it would not be a problem to order from the winery directly online. The wine is fine but if you ever order from their website, BEWARE. I ordered three bottles o...

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