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2014 Emmolo Merlot "Napa Valley"

Winery: Emmolo

Vintage: 2014

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: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 6, 2017

Wine Review: This opaque and deep dark purple colored Merlot from Napa reminded no one on the Panel of a Merlot. Instead, it reminded us of a big boy Petite Sirah. That said, we all loved it. It opens with a mild ripe blackberry bouquet with hints of coffee. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and extracted. The flavor profile is an ultra-ripe blackberry with notes of licorice, coffee and vanilla oak with a hint of boysenberry. The finish is dry and its flavors and big tannins are quite lengthy. The Panel suggested enjoying this terrific wine by the fireplace on a cool evening. With food we would suggest decanting it for a least an hour and then serve it with a well-marbled ribeye and some chocolate mousse. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Emmolo 2014 Merlot.

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