Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1798 ratings
9.092 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, sweet herb spice and espresso notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry with toasty oak, cacao and espresso. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and sweet pepper spice. Still has room to age, but nice now!

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, sweet herb spice and espresso notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, plum and black cherry with toasty oak, cacao and espresso. Fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and sweet pepper spice. Still has room to age, but nice now!

Apr 4th, 2023
"Odedi"

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Rich, yet elegant

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, diet cola, tobacco, chocolates, peppercorn and light candy notes.

Nice finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This is a tasty Merlot from the Wagner family. Nicely balanced, easy drinking and good for parties.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. Good by itself or with food.

I've had a few vintages of this Merlot, and it is very consistent.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$57.

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.
Rich, yet elegant

Showing black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, diet cola, tobacco, chocolates, peppercorn and light candy notes.

Nice finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This is a tasty Merlot from the Wagner family. Nicely balanced, easy drinking and good for parties.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. Good by itself or with food.

I've had a few vintages of this Merlot, and it is very consistent.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$57.

Feb 2nd, 2023
Boris Mathiszik

Smooth but full strength impression across the palate. This is such a beautiful Merlot year after year.

Smooth but full strength impression across the palate. This is such a beautiful Merlot year after year.

Oct 24th, 2022
Jonathan Wall

Thick but well balanced. 10 years in and the fruit was still lively but tannins were chilled out.

Thick but well balanced. 10 years in and the fruit was still lively but tannins were chilled out.

Dec 27th, 2021
Daniel P. Drake

The wine tonight is the 2018 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot, Fairfield, CA.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, clove, licorice, cocoa, vanilla, smoke and dark rich earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, all spice, chocolate, black pepper, violets, charred oak, creamy vanilla, graphite and earth.

The wine is full bodied, rich velvety almost jammy mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium smooth fine tannin which moves into a long dark fruit smokey cedar finish. Moving into this weekend ahead please have a great weekend and as always stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

The wine tonight is the 2018 Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot, Fairfield, CA.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, black plum, clove, licorice, cocoa, vanilla, smoke and dark rich earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, all spice, chocolate, black pepper, violets, charred oak, creamy vanilla, graphite and earth.

The wine is full bodied, rich velvety almost jammy mouthfeel with medium + acidity and medium smooth fine tannin which moves into a long dark fruit smokey cedar finish. Moving into this weekend ahead please have a great weekend and as always stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 12th, 2021
Eric Urbani

What Ron R said

What Ron R said

Jun 29th, 2021
Ron R
9.2

So plush, rounded and consistent. Wood treatment presents a lot of vanillin, which relaxes over time. Overall, nicely presented. Will certainly purchase more.

So plush, rounded and consistent. Wood treatment presents a lot of vanillin, which relaxes over time. Overall, nicely presented. Will certainly purchase more.

Sep 26th, 2020
Ron R
9.2

1ltr format. Loved everything about it. No sign of premature aging. Wish we had more. Would be difficult to pick this as a merlot, if tasted blind...

1ltr format. Loved everything about it. No sign of premature aging. Wish we had more. Would be difficult to pick this as a merlot, if tasted blind...

Sep 13th, 2020
Roy Goble

Drinkable crowd pleaser

Drinkable crowd pleaser

Aug 10th, 2020
Jake Hajer

At 11 yr, it's really big and tight. Needs to age another 10 at least. Needs air. Dark, petrol, not the most varietal or elegant. Turned, muddy flowers. Bitter chocolate. Not my style. Full bodied. 14.9%!

At 11 yr, it's really big and tight. Needs to age another 10 at least. Needs air. Dark, petrol, not the most varietal or elegant. Turned, muddy flowers. Bitter chocolate. Not my style. Full bodied. 14.9%!

Mar 17th, 2019