Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

8.8457 ratings
8.760 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

A bit too herbal for me. Disappointing considering how much I like their reds.

A bit too herbal for me. Disappointing considering how much I like their reds.

Sep 28th, 2019
Matt Sterr

100% SB.

100% SB.

May 28th, 2019
"Odedi"

Great meeting @kellyaxelrad and @wine. Having a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Napa.

Showing citrus, lemons limes grapefruits and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20

Great meeting @kellyaxelrad and @wine. Having a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Napa.

Showing citrus, lemons limes grapefruits and minerals.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20

Mar 4th, 2019
"Odedi"

A very nice Napa valley Sauvignon Blanc from the house of the Wagner (Caymus) family.

Showing citrus, lemons, limes, grapefruits, green apples, minerals and white pepper. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry with medium plus acidity. More of a French style than Napa.

Nice and refreshing on a hot day.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

A very nice Napa valley Sauvignon Blanc from the house of the Wagner (Caymus) family.

Showing citrus, lemons, limes, grapefruits, green apples, minerals and white pepper. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry with medium plus acidity. More of a French style than Napa.

Nice and refreshing on a hot day.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

Feb 19th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Tropical fruit, beach grass, melon, grapefruit, ripe lemon / medium- body with late palate acid / mineral (but nowhere near old world mineral)

Tropical fruit, beach grass, melon, grapefruit, ripe lemon / medium- body with late palate acid / mineral (but nowhere near old world mineral)

Jun 18th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

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.

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.

Sep 27th, 2017
Rodney Rosser

Lovely

Lovely

Sep 22nd, 2017
Zacary Welch

A light clean, bright youthful Sauvignon Blanc displaying lemon and grapefruit citrus notes finishing tart with approachable minerality.
Instead of adding a squeeze of lemon on your fried calamari or mahi, drink this wine!

A light clean, bright youthful Sauvignon Blanc displaying lemon and grapefruit citrus notes finishing tart with approachable minerality.
Instead of adding a squeeze of lemon on your fried calamari or mahi, drink this wine!

4 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Crisp and fresh. Happy Fourth!

Crisp and fresh. Happy Fourth!

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2018
Meg Herring

Very smooth and creamy. More so than most new world sauv blancs I’ve had. The acid is nice but it isn’t like a grapefruit punch in the face.

Very smooth and creamy. More so than most new world sauv blancs I’ve had. The acid is nice but it isn’t like a grapefruit punch in the face.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2018