Marilyn Merlot 2017 / 750 ml.

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

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United States | California | Napa Valley

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The color is immediately captivating in this rich deep purple hued 2017 Merlot. There is good intensity in the nose with well integrated aromas that hint of ripe plums, orange zest, and cherries. On the palate there are subtle notes of vanilla, cocoa, and baked nicely browned pie crust. This wine has more than ample body and structure for a Napa Merlot, but still maintains that rich nice balance as it glides across the palate, ending with a long enjoyable finish.

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Description / Marilyn Merlot 2017 / 750 ml.

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The color is immediately captivating in this rich deep purple hued 2017 Merlot. There is good intensity in the nose with well integrated aromas that hint of ripe plums, orange zest, and cherries. On the palate there are subtle notes of vanilla, cocoa, and baked nicely browned pie crust. This wine has more than ample body and structure for a Napa Merlot, but still maintains that rich nice balance as it glides across the palate, ending with a long enjoyable finish.

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District / Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is California's -- and America's -- most famous and celebrated wine district. Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is most famous for its world-class Cabernets and Chardonnays. The region's acclaim officially took off following a 1976 tasting in Paris when renowned judges chose a Napa Chardonnay and Cabernet over top French wines made from the same grapes.

Most wineries in the region produce either a Chardonnay or a Cabernet, and usually it's both. Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel are also grown with success in Napa Valley. You'll likely recognize the names of some of the viticultural areas within Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Stag's Leap and Carneros.

Region / California

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When it comes to US wine production, California is King. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the United States each year, and is home to the most celebrated vineyards and producers in the country. California is probably best known for its world-famous Cabernets and Chardonnays, many of which hail from its two most-acclaimed AVAs, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Other prominent grapes used in California wines include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel (which California made popular).

Country / United States

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The United States now ranks fourth in the world in wine production behind, France, Italy, and Spain. While about 90% of that wine is produced in California, other states like Oregon, New York, and Washington are establishing themselves as prime spots for wine production, as well. Just about any variety of wine can be found in production somewhere in the United States.

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SKU 73878
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Marilyn Merlot
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.4%
Wine/Spirit Brand Marilyn Wines
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2017
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary Grape Merlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Verite La Muse 2017 / 750 ml.

2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 96019

RP9999 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th May 2020
Composed of 100% Merlot for the first time this year, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2017 La Muse rolls sensuously out of the glass with scents of black raspberries, Black Forest cake, boysenberries and cinnamon toast, followed by nuances of a garrigue, forest floor, beef drippings and clove oil. Medium to full-bodied, the richly fruited palate slowly builds in the mouth to a crescendo of black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by exceptionally ripe, round tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Stylistically, it stands apart from previously vintages, possessing the same magical intensity, but with less weight and more pop. 2,500 cases were made.
JD9898 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 5/21/2020
Not far behind, the Merlot-dominated 2017 La Muse offers a big, rich nose of chocolate-covered black cherries, espresso, damp earth, and leafy herbs that gains more bass notes and richness with time in the glass. It tastes like a great Pomerol from La Conseillante. Full-bodied, it has an incredible sense of elegance and purity, plenty of mid-palate stuffing, and a great, great finish. Made from 100% Merlot (this is the first time this cuvée has been all Merlot), it’s another incredible wine from this estate that has the flesh and texture to shine today yet the freshness, purity, and balance to evolve for 30 years or more. (Jeb Dunnuck)
VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
The 2017 La Muse is 100% Merlot for the first time. In this vintage, La Muse stands out for its freshness, energy and red-toned fruit. It will be interesting to see if the 2017 represents a longer-term shift. To be sure, the 2017 is aromatically deep, beautifully persistent and just impeccable in its balance. I liked it more than the 2016.
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Primary Grape: Merlot

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