Just in Time for Summer: Two New Marilyn Monroe Vintages

In this particular case, decanters are arguably a woman’s best friend. So as to properly pour and let breathe two offerings released this month by St. Helena, CA’s Nova Wines.

Let’s start with the 2012 Norma Jeane. For a suggested retail price of $13, this young Merlot offers an experience “rich in color with a youthful hue. Dark berry flavors and moderate tannins complete the package.”

Also priced well below the millionaire bachelor threshold is the 2012 Sauvignon Blonde (SRP $16). When the cork comes off, the aromas are a “combination of ripe stone fruits with a light herbaceous undercurrent typical of Sauvignon Blanc wines. The flavors are fruity, soft in the mouth with a lingering finish.”

If that last sentence sounds like one that could double as a wishful description of a kiss from the licensed namesake herself, it’s probably no accident. Nova Wines and distribution partner International Vines, Inc. have a lot of fun with the Marilyn Wines line. Heck, even the toll-free number is a Golden Age hoot. Have a problem with a promise that you feel was not fully delivered? Then simply dial 866-MMWINES.

A rep for the company tells FishbowlLA the Greater LA locations stocking the latest Marilyns include Carmel Liquor in West Hollywood, the Von’s on Alemeda in Burbank, Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach and Eden Wine & Spirits in Glendale.

And should your neighborhood wine and spirits vendor not presently carry these blonde bouquet bombshells, remember… Nobody’s perfect.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.