Emmolo Merlot, Napa Valley, CA, 2016 (750ml)Winemaker Notes
A dark rustic red, the 2016 vintage features rich, fragrant scents of blueberries, coffee beans, leather and a hint of pomace, enhanced by notes of violet, anise and wildflowers. Entry on the palate is silky, then builds with flavors of dark berry crumble and shaved chocolate. Tannins start off soft, holding onto their softness and fine texture even as they become more pronounced. This is a wine that fills and coats the mouth, leading into an extremely long finish marked by flavors of coffee beans and dark cocoa.
Vintage 2015 - WW 91 points - Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Showing substantial depth, the 2015 Emmolo Merlot stands out as a rather "bigger" example of this grape variety. The wine exhibits an attractive combination of red and blue fruits, with a streak of oak and dried leaves. Pair it with a grilled Porterhouse steak. (Tasted: August 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA)