From the Cellar

Emmolo 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley (California)

06 Aug 2021

Emmolo Merlot


(January 9, 2021) ... Threw myself an odd little dinner party on this night, odd during the height of a pandemic, but this might have been one of those mid-points when we were allowed a few people in our presence. I seem to be showing off some Merlot this evening and also some Ontario wines that will be showcased in a different post on another part of the website - post coming soon.

But let's kick this post off talking about the Emmolo 2013 Merlot from Napa Valley. This is what good Cali-Merlot is all about: blackberry, cassis, plum and black cherry, with sweet black currant backing it up; plus there's some silkiness to the palate, but also some gentle white pepper and delicate spice - this truly is a fruit forward number that's deep, rich and opulent.


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