Emmolo, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2016)
Emmolo is named after Winemaker, Jenny Wagner’s Italian maternal family and was founded in 1994 by her mother, Cheryl Emmolo. The family has a long-standing history in Napa Valley beginning with her Great-grandfather, Salvatore Emmolo who immigrated to the US in 1923 from Palermo, Sicily and purchased property in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Her grandparents, Frank and Annie continue to live on the property planted in Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Emmolo wines are produced from grapes grown in four family vineyards located in Napa Valley microclimates, strategically planted to Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. The Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant and refined style that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity and the Merlot is well-balanced with superbly rich fruit, soft tannins and dark color.
A light straw color, the 2016 vintage features scents of melon and lavender, layered with soft notes of wet srone that call to mind a late-summer rain. Entry on the palate is light builds, with flavors that are just on the edge of ripeness, from peaches
to bright citrus. A flinty character lingers throughou, and the finish trails off with a balance of fruit and acidity.