Emmolo Wines

As I take the reins of Emmolo (m – oh – low) Winery from my mother Cheryl Emmolo, I know how lucky I am to be born and raised in the glorious Rutherford district of the Napa Valley.
My family has a long-standing history in Napa Valley beginning with my great-grandfather, Italian immigrant, Salvatore Emmolo, who planted grapevines and started a grapevine rootstock nursery in Rutherford in the 1920's. He grew and sold phylloxera resistant vines – the same "resistant" vines that saved the wine industry from the devastating vinifera louse of the late 19th century. His son, and my grandfather, Frank Emmolo, ran Emmolo Nursery and built a strong following amongst Napa Valley grapegrowers - becoming the leading supplier to Napa Valley vintners for five decades.
After becoming established grape growers, my ancestors opened up Palermo Winery in 1934, named after the city from which they immigrated. The winery operated for less than a decade, closing due to the public's lack of interest in wine. As things worked out, my family sustained the land over the years and tossed their hat into the ring again, with my mother establishing the building as Emmolo Winery. Today, I'm honored to continue on the family legacy of farming vines and making Emmolo wine here in the original winery my great-grandfather built in 1934.

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Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2016
“Grapes for this wine were sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, which includes two family vineyards. The area's cooler weather, along with crop thinning and gravelly light soil, creates ideal conditions for producing a rich, distinctive Merlot. This wine is lush and supple on the palate,
Item Number: 29699
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $587.40
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Emmolo by Caymus Family Sauvignon Blanc 2016
"An elegant and refined style of Sauvignon Blanc that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity. On the nose, aromas of citrus, iron, wet stone and a hint of D'Anjou pear tempt your senses, while a crisp lightness and underlying notes of fleshy grapefruit and lime zest
Item Number: 28343
Bottle:$22.45
Case: $269.40
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Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2015
"Grapes for this wine were sourced from Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll district, which includes two family vineyards. The area's cooler weather, along with crop thinning and gravelly light soil, creates ideal conditions for producing a rich, distinctive Merlot. This wine is lush and supple on the palate,

Emmolo by Caymus Family Sauvignon Blanc 2015
"An elegant and refined style of Sauvignon Blanc that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity. On the nose, aromas of citrus, iron, wet stone and a hint of D'Anjou pear tempt your senses, while a crisp lightness and underlying notes of fleshy grapefruit and lime zest

Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2014
"Grapes for this vintage were sourced from the Emmolo Oak Knoll vineyard located near the city of Napa in a sub-appellation called Oak Knoll. It's ten miles nearer the San Francisco Bay than Rutherford and has a cooler microclimate. The site was strategically chosen for its soils and moderate

Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2013
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"Bright and fruity style of merlot with blueberry and blackberry, light and silky tannins and a bright finish. High-toned but fresh and clean."-JS

Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2012
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92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "Although this winery has been around since 1944, I am unfamiliar with its wines. Packaged in an interesting bottle with a label sporting green ink, this 2012 Merlot is made in an explosively rich, blockbuster style. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by oodles of blackcurrant

Emmolo by Caymus Family Sauvignon Blanc 2013
"Light and soft-bodied, the 2013 vintage offers a firm acidity balanced with a stark, steely flavor. Aromas are fresh and clean, evoking the scent of early morning after a first rain, with a hint of honeysuckle and underlying notes of tangerine and wet stone. The wine enters the palate with a crisp

'Emmolo' by Caymus Family Sauvignon Blanc 2012
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"This is tangy and fresh, with sliced-melon and mineral character. Full body with crisp acidity and a bright, clean finish. Like a pretty young white Bordeaux. A new wine from the daughter of Chuck Wagner of Caymus. Drink now. Screw cap."~JS

Emmolo by Wagner Family Merlot 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Opulent, juicy red with loads of fruit and spices. If you love full-throttle reds, you'll love this. But it's balanced. Chocolate, walnut, savory. Serious merlot. 15.3% alcohol but not a problem. One of the few exciting merlots from here. Drink or hold."~JS