Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot

9.1753 ratings
9.087 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
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! šŸ·šŸ·šŸ·šŸ·

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! šŸ·šŸ·šŸ·šŸ·

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
Ron R
9.1

Our house merlot, with niece!
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Our house merlot, with niece!
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Mar 19th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Really approachable and luscious.

Really approachable and luscious.

Jan 7th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

Very solid merlot. We love this...

Very solid merlot. We love this...

Dec 12th, 2017
Ron R
9.1

This is our house juice at this point.

This is our house juice at this point.

Dec 9th, 2017