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2017 Emmolo Merlot

ITEM 7981044 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
joveg $31 $31
joboe $30 $0
anwei6 $27 $0
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I7981503 1 $31 Oct 24, 2021
I7981044 1 $31 Oct 24, 2021
I7979832 11 $28 Oct 17, 2021
I7884561 3 $25 Jul 11, 2021
I7875719 1 $28 Jun 27, 2021
I7875632 2 $28 Jun 27, 2021
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PRODUCER

Emmolo

Emmolo Wines was founded by Cheryl Emmolo in 1994. The winemaker for the label is now her daughter Jenny Wagner. Cheryl Emmolo came from a Napa Valley grape growing family as did Jenny’s father, Chuck Wagner. The Wagners are long-time Napa vintners. Chuck’s father and mother founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972. The family now owns and runs a group of Napa wineries, including Caymus, Conundrum, Mer Soleil, Red Schooner and Emmolo.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.