Basic Information

Name – Emmolo Merlot

Region – California

Sub Region – Napa Valley

Vintage – 2015

Varietal Components – Merlot

Pricing – $53.99

Alcohol Content – 15%

Appearance

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

Wine – Wine is a dark reddish purple in color.

Aroma/Nose

Pleasant aromas of dark fruits on the nose. Distinct blackberry, plum and raspberry notes are dominant.

Texture/Body

Full body Merlot with medium acidity. There are high tannins in this wine.

Tasting/Palate

Great fruit notes are what hit the palate first. Blackberry and plum are the primary fruits. Some earthy, leather like notes and chocolate are some other flavors to look for.

Finish

A beautiful long oak finish.

Overall

We loved the 2015 Emmolo Merlot from Emmolo Wines as we do many of the Wagner family wines. We enjoyed this one at Capital Grille in Miami during the Wagyu and Wine Pairing event. The experience of a full bodied merlot with dark fruits and other non-fruit components make it not only interesting, but incredibly enjoyable from sip to sip.

Suggested Pairing

Cigar – Gurkha Special OpsCAO ExtremeDavidoff Winston Churchill The Late Hour or Caldwell All Out Kings

Food – Lamb, Beef, Wagyu Burger

Wine Ratings and Awards

Wilfred Wong – 91pts.

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Grapes for this wine were sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, which includes two family vineyards. The area’s cooler weather, along with crop thinning and gravelly light soil, creates ideal conditions for producing a rich, distinctive Merlot. This wine is lush and supple on the palate, with expansive, dark berry flavors, a fresh earthiness, and smooth, leathery tannins.

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