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2013 Emmolo Merlot "Napa Valley"

Winery: Emmolo

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 22, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight purple colored Merlot from Emmolo was tied for our top spot in our recent big blind tasting. It opens with a blueberry and oak like bouquet with a hint of anise. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, lush and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a concentrated blueberry and black cherry jam with notes of oak and hints of minerality and a touch of strawberry in the end. This finish is dry and its fruit flavors and soft tannins fade away nicely. The panel suggested pairing this homemade meatloaf or Irish lamb stew. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Emmolo 2013 Merlot.

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