Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 106902
  • WE91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Following a whole cluster pressing, Charlie fermented and aged the wine in 100% cement tanks. These tanks are unlined allowing the wine to go through a microxygenation process (meaning the wine is able to breathe as it does through a barrel.) The use of cement tanks allowed Charlie to maintain the vibrant crisp components of Sauvignon Blanc producing wines that taste clean. Concrete allows the wines to ferment slowly, giving the wine greater depth. The tanks also impart mineral notes in the wine due to the materials used when building the tank (sand, crushed rock and limestone). Our tanks are chemical free and one of the most natural vessels available in winemaking…think of Egyptians fermenting wine in clay pots buried in the ground.

Bright and clean! The personality of our Rutherford vineyards is prominent in our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. It's true to the varietal with well integrated citrus, crisp honeydew melon, along with hints of tropical fruit and mineral nuances on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A deliciously zesty Sauvignon Blanc. It doesn't seem to have any oak, but you won't miss it, because there are wonderful vanilla, honeysuckle and buttered toast notes that enrich the peach, pineapple, green appple, honeydew melon and minerial flavors. Great price for a wine so rich and complex. Editors' Choice."
91 Points

Learn About Emmolo

Jenny Wagner has taken the reins of Emmolo (m - oh - low) Winery from her mother, Cheryl Emmolo, the owner and founder of this lovely Rutherford estate. Jenny Wagner's family has a long-standing history in Napa Valley beginning with her great-grandfather, Italian immigrant, Salvatore Emmolo, who planted grapevines and started a grapevine rootstock nursery in Rutherford in the...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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