Emmolo Winery Napa Valley Merlot 2017

$53.99

New! 95 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.  95 Points Brix26:  "This is going to surprise you by being bigger than many Cabs in your cellar. This well-balanced and darkly colored wine evokes the scents of saddle leather, coffee and plum, with traces of smokiness amidst its rich fruit. Smooth with ripe flavors of plums, prunes and cocoa, balanced by acidity and a grippy tannin character. Fantastic.". 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

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Drinkable crowd pleaser

Drinkable crowd pleaser

8.8

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

In 1923 Salvatore Emmolo immigrated from Sicily to Napa buying property and starting grapevine rootstock. Salvatore’s granddaughter Cheryl started the Emmolo label in 1994, now run by Jenny Wagner, Cheryl’s daughter. Grapes sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of black fruits, some oak and sweet spice. The palate yielded berry jam and fruit tastes with a touch of roasted espresso beans and a perfect amount of pungent, almost smoky spice, to a clean light oak and nutty finish on smooth, slightly gripping tannins. A real Gem! Tasting Sample!

In 1923 Salvatore Emmolo immigrated from Sicily to Napa buying property and starting grapevine rootstock. Salvatore’s granddaughter Cheryl started the Emmolo label in 1994, now run by Jenny Wagner, Cheryl’s daughter. Grapes sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of black fruits, some oak and sweet spice. The palate yielded berry jam and fruit tastes with a touch of roasted espresso beans and a perfect amount of pungent, almost smoky spice, to a clean light oak and nutty finish on smooth, slightly gripping tannins. A real Gem! Tasting Sample!

9.1

Henry Fuseler

6/2020. Very nice Merlot. Nice bold flavor and very nice on the palate.

6/2020. Very nice Merlot. Nice bold flavor and very nice on the palate.

9.0

garry post

Somewhat sweet, dark fruits, plums, jammy, green peppers, rich, purple colored

Somewhat sweet, dark fruits, plums, jammy, green peppers, rich, purple colored

8.9

Neal Ferry

Better than before... great bottle for $35

Better than before... great bottle for $35

9.0

Peggy Hadley

I really like this wine. There, I came out and said it!

I really like this wine. There, I came out and said it!

9.2

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