2016 EMMOLO MERLOT NAPA VALLEY CULT WINE (family connection)


JENNY WAGNER is the Little Sister of BELLE GLOS Winemaker JOE WAGNER (Joe is the creator and mastermind of Belle Glos) … Jenny is also the Daughter of Legendary Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

Jenny is the youngest member of the Wagners to join the family business as winemaker for Emmolo Merlot. Emmolo is named after Jenny’s maternal family, and was launched twenty years ago by her mother, Cheryl Emmolo. The Emmolos have a long history in Napa Valley… and created a wine label named Emmolo to ensure the family name lived on for generations to come.

Jenny Wagner has been working alongside her father, Chuck Wagner (CAYMUS FOUNDER), for the past few years, benefiting from hands-on learning of both grape farming and winemaking in the Napa Valley. Since high school, she had a strong desire to continue on the Emmolo legacy and is proud to say she is doing just that. As winemaker, she is naturally putting her own mark on the wines, elevating the quality of both the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

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2016 EMMOLO MERLOT NAPA VALLEY CULT WINE (family connection)

Tasting Notes from Winemaker Jenny Wagner, “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.”

Tasting Notes from Edward, “I always take my Family to Caymus Winery Tasting Room in Rutherford… and Caymus is usually the 3rd or 4th stop amidst a power tasting session: La Dolce Vita of Caymus Family Wines, because this is the Sweet Life of Napa Valley and this is the only place I actually drink wine before our Rutherford Grill Lunch … Jenny Wagner is the daughter of a Napa Valley Legend, and the sister of a Pinot Noir Master… if you think Caymus Cab is good, or love Belle Glos Pinot… you gotta taste Emmolo Merlot, because no one in the World can make or get a bottle quite like this one. Beyond Special, this is a very special Cult Wine that I only share with my family or closest friends… you didn’t hear it from me, please delete this conversation πŸ™‚ ”

Read More About Jenny Here… https://www.wagnerfamilyofwine.com/our-family/jenny_wagner/