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2018 Emmolo Merlot "Napa Valley"

Emmolo 2018 Merlot

Winery: Emmolo

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 30, 2021

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and medium ruby colored Merlot opens with a strawberry licorice bouquet with hints of birch beer. cherry compote and cedar. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, round and velvety. The flavor profile is a Devil’s food chocolate cake and cherry blend with notes of concentrated blueberry. We also detected hints of dried strawberry and gentle graphite. The finish is its well-managed medium tannins stick around for a while. The Panel would pair this Merlot with braised short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A vibrant velvet red, the 2018 vintage is earthy and alluring, featuring scents of ripe plums, wild berry pie and freshly wet soil. Notes of new leather, sweet cigar, sage and a whiff of mint add intriguing layers to the nose. The palate quickly builds and expands, offering flavors of mulberry, espresso, toasted wood and sweet spice. Tannins are extremely smooth, giving this wine a supple, soft texture. The lingering finish fills the mouth with the richness of lush fruit and Mexican chocolate, with rustic accents of cinnamon and clove.

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