Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2015

$54.95

New! 93 Points                             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

Ry Delectable Pro

Winemaker Chateau Ghetto, Cellar Stag's Leap Wine Cellars,

Very nice full bodied Merlot. High alcohol, but is well interested with all the other flavors.

Very nice full bodied Merlot. High alcohol, but is well interested with all the other flavors.

9.0

Jeff Denes

Want to drink a great Merlot? This is one you will love.

Want to drink a great Merlot? This is one you will love.

9.0

Kirk Coburn

Smooth, amazing

Smooth, amazing

9.5

Daniel Ahn

A rather delightful merlot!

A rather delightful merlot!

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

Our house merlot, with niece!

Our house merlot, with niece!

9.1

Stephanie

Love this wine as pop and pour, decanted, with or without food. This is my new crush.

Love this wine as pop and pour, decanted, with or without food. This is my new crush.

9.6

Ron R Delectable Pro

Really approachable and luscious.

Really approachable and luscious.

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

Very solid merlot. We love this...

Very solid merlot. We love this...

9.2

Ron R Delectable Pro

This is our house juice at this point.

This is our house juice at this point.

9.1

Sara McCarter

Amazing at hom2

Amazing at hom2

9.6

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