Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This is a wine review of an Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2015. This wine is from the Napa Valley region of California. The varietal components of this wine are Sauvignon Blanc and the alcohol content is 13%. This bottle retails for around $19.99.

Appearance:

Bottle – The bottle is green with a beige and copper label with green font.

Wine – Light yellow straw in color and clear rim variation.

Aroma/Nose:

Aromas of green apple, peach and citrus. This wine is youthful.

Tasting/Palate:

This wine is medium body and has a high acidity. This sauvignon blanc has little creamier of a texture from what appears to be oak aging. The flavor profile consists of citrus notes such as lemon, mineral and a marshmallow taste when oak mixes with mineral. There is a long lasting mineral finish.

Overall:

We tried this Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc in Napa at the Caymus Vineyard wine tasting. We enjoyed this one so much that we picked up a bottle as soon as we got back to Florida and wrote up our review to share with you. This is one of the California Sauvignon Blanc’s we love as it is much different than most of the others you get out there. If you’re a Chardonnay drinker and want to expand your palate to Sauvignon Blanc’s, this would be a great transition wine. This wine has balance, intensity and finish down pat to make it a great wine. This is made to drink now.

Suggested Pairing:

Cigar – Man O War LegendPerdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Sun Grown, New World Puro Especial by AJ Fernandez or Caldwell Eastern Standard

Food – Salads, Green Vegetables

Wine Ratings and Awards:

Wilfred Wong – 91pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes:

An elegant and refined style of Sauvignon Blanc that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity. On the nose, aromas of citrus, iron, wet stone and a hint of D’Anjou pear tempt your senses, while a crisp lightness and underlying notes of fleshy grapefruit and lime zest please the palate.

“This vintage was sourced from two family vineyard – Emmolo Rutherford provides fresh citrus characteristics, while Emmolo Oak Knoll lends crisp minerality. The 2015 growing season was unusually warm in the late winter and early spring, resulting in an early bud break. Harvest – which ran from early to late August was one of the earliest on record and despite a lower yield, fruit quality was high. The grapes were lightly pressed in stainless steel tanks. I aged the wine primarily in stainless steel, with a smaller portion in older French oak barrels to add depth and complexity while preserving the variety’s character”

About Emmolo Wines – http://www.emmolowines.com