My love and affinity of Montagu is well documented on here, so no need for me to keep lavishing praise. That being said, if you enjoy bigger style SBs (Bevan, Arkenstone, etc), you need to try this. This has gotten SIGNIFICANTLY better over the last 6 months. "Sauv Blanc done the hard way" says Weston (winemaker) due to the oak aging here. I'm holding on to some of these to see how they age out. Right now though, it burst out of the glass with such force that you wonder if this is really a SB. So much tropical fruit and citrus, peaches, red/orange fleshy fruits. Acidity is perfect...chalkiness note up front and the finish is lengthy. Could even benefit from a quick decant...if you can resist drinking it! — 10 days ago
Wooow mon meilleur Sauvignon.
Qu'il est étrange ce vin. Tellement différent.
Nez avec des notes de Jura.
Bouche sur une belle acidité et après 1 heure des notes beurrées légères arrivent.
À l'aveugle je partais sur un Chardonnay bizarre du Jura...
En fait, j'aime le Sauvignon quand il me fait penser à autre chose. ah ah ah :)
EDIT : après vérification c'est un assemblage Sauvignon-Chardonnay — 21 hours ago
Jenny Wagner Clark, the daughter of Chuck Wagner, of Caymus, crafts both Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc under the Emmolo label. Her mother's maiden name is Emmolo. The Emmolos have a long history in Napa Valley with Jenny’s great-grandfather, Salvatore Emmolo, starting the family’s grapevine rootstock nursery in St. Helena in 1923. Her grandfather, Frank Emmolo, not only managed the nursery, but also grew Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot on their family property. The 2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc is straightforward, but such an elegant illustration of Sauvignon Blanc. White peach, d'Anjou pear, and pink grapefruit are set against a backdrop of wet stone. In keeping with this style, the wine shies away from the typically piercing acidity of Sauvignon Blanc, opting for a more genteel approach, which definitely sets this apart from its peers. — 20 days ago