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Emmolo 2012 Merlot, Napa Valley
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EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WA  92 
 JS  91 
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Emmolo 2012 Merlot, Napa Valley
Jenny is the newest member of the Wagner family of Caymus Vineyards, to join the family business as winemaker. For Emmolo. Jenny has been working alongside her father, Chuck Wagner, for the past few years, benefiting from hands-on learning of both grape farming and winemaking in the Napa Valley. Emmolo is named after Jenny’s maternal family, and was launched twenty years ago by her mother, Cheryl Emmolo. As winemaker, Jenny is naturally putting her own mark on the wines and elevating them to a stunning level of quality. Grapes for this wine are sourced from the Emmolo vineyard in Oak Knoll; ten miles nearer the San Francisco Bay than Rutherford it has a much cooler microclimate. Along with well-drained, low vigor soil this vineyard is the ideal place to grow Merlot in Napa Valley. Hand harvested, the grapes were brought into the winery where they were de-stemmed and cold-soaked. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was aged for 19 months in 100% French oak barrels. Robert Parker scored this wine 92 points saying “Although this winery has been around since 1944, I am unfamiliar with its wines. Packaged in an interesting bottle with a label sporting green ink, this 2012 Merlot is made in an explosively rich, blockbuster style. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by oodles of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of espresso and chocolate. Full-bodied and super-rich, but not overly extracted or astringent, this beautifully made, full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal Merlot should win the hearts and minds of many California wine enthusiasts. It is the complete package – from aromatics to an impressive entry, a full, savory mid-palate, and a long finish. Kudos to producer Jenny Wagner."

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Emmolo -anything but merlot
Bought it to try since came with bottle of Caymus. After trying I went back and ordered 6 more. Big serious wine will not disappoint. Delicious!
April 11, 2016
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10 months ago

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when should you drink this wine?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: the only thing I can add to the above is that it is a wine very much in the style of Caymus Cab and drinks beautifully right now. If you have experience with those wines and prefer them with some bottle age then by all means, cellar it for 3-5 years.

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