Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2013

$59.95

New Merlot from the folks at Caymus!  Jenny Wagner, daughter of Caymus' Chuck Wagner, has introduced this outstanding Merlot from her new label Emmolo. One of the best Napa Valley Merlots we've discovered this year.  Grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Emmolo Oak Knoll vineyard located near the city of Napa in a sub-appellation called Oak Knoll. It’s ten miles nearer the San Francisco Bay than Rutherford and has a cooler microclimate. The site was strategically chosen for its soils and moderate climate, which are appropriate for growing Merlot. 93 Points James Suckling: "Opulent, juicy red with loads of fruit and spices. If you love full-throttle reds, you'll love this. But it's balanced. Chocolate, walnut, savory. Serious merlot. 15.3% alcohol but not a problem. One of the few exciting merlots from here." Jenny Wagner, Winemaker:  " My goal for this wine was to create a well-balanced Merlot with superbly rich fruit,soft tannins and dark color. This first release exhibits aromas of mahogany smoke,leather and brown spice, while earthy flavors intertwine with caramelized plum and smooth tannins reminiscent of ground cocoa."

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Ratings on Delectable

Marla Carroll Delectable Pro

Very ripe. Very dark. Very oaky.

Very ripe. Very dark. Very oaky.

7.9

Brett Rogosin

This is lovely and juicy and full and dark, but very tasty, especially with slow food beef shank. The nose has a beautiful rose that transfers to the palate with dark inky blackberry and blueberry. There’s a bit of elderberry and leather as well with some tree bark. Tannins are holding on, but lush. Yum. Drinking very well right now.

This is lovely and juicy and full and dark, but very tasty, especially with slow food beef shank. The nose has a beautiful rose that transfers to the palate with dark inky blackberry and blueberry. There’s a bit of elderberry and leather as well with some tree bark. Tannins are holding on, but lush. Yum. Drinking very well right now.

9.1

Eric Ford

Very nice and easy to drink. On the sweeter side sort of like Caymus.

Very nice and easy to drink. On the sweeter side sort of like Caymus.

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

Nice merlot. Needs to be drunk sooner rather than later. 14 and 15 vintages are better. We are partial to this, but not quite this vintage.

Nice merlot. Needs to be drunk sooner rather than later. 14 and 15 vintages are better. We are partial to this, but not quite this vintage.

8.8

Thomas Brenner Delectable Pro

Back in 2013 the No. 1 song was Macklemore's Thrift Shop. Also, that's the vintage of this Caymus' other brand's Merlot. Aside from the aforementioned facts I have layed out for you, this is a wine more pleasing to the palate than mom's spaghetti.

Back in 2013 the No. 1 song was Macklemore's Thrift Shop. Also, that's the vintage of this Caymus' other brand's Merlot. Aside from the aforementioned facts I have layed out for you, this is a wine more pleasing to the palate than mom's spaghetti.

8.7

Michael Townley

A mouthful up front with a creamy texture. Bottle, label, Wagner name so quality you expect from this family and Caymus they make.

A mouthful up front with a creamy texture. Bottle, label, Wagner name so quality you expect from this family and Caymus they make.

9.1

Summer Cotten

Best merlot! Doesn't even taste like it! Very smooth.

Best merlot! Doesn't even taste like it! Very smooth.

9.3

Meeter B

I could've sworn that you were an angel. 'Cause you're a sweet, sweet, sweet divine thing. But I should've known that you were the devil...dressed like a sweet, sweet, sweet divine thing. Translation: a little sweet, but like an angel...

I could've sworn that you were an angel. 'Cause you're a sweet, sweet, sweet divine thing. But I should've known that you were the devil...dressed like a sweet, sweet, sweet divine thing. Translation: a little sweet, but like an angel...

8.8

Warren Sapp

Good red

Good red

8.9

Mark Wilson

2013. Great Merlot from Jennie Wagner from Caymus Wagner family. Closer to a cab than a Merlot. Fruity and full bodied. Smooth yet slightly intense. Got from Jason for $25. Normally in 40's. Probably favorite Merlot

2013. Great Merlot from Jennie Wagner from Caymus Wagner family. Closer to a cab than a Merlot. Fruity and full bodied. Smooth yet slightly intense. Got from Jason for $25. Normally in 40's. Probably favorite Merlot

9.4

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