Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 128836
  • JS90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

An elegant and refined style of Sauvignon Blanc that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity. On the nose, aromas of citrus, iron, wet stone and a hint of D'Anjou pear temp your senses, while a crisp lightness, balanced acidity and underlying notes of fleshy grapefruit and lime zest please the palate. The significant minerality and soft body rounds out the wine. This Sauvignon Blanc was made to pair with food, yet is very versatile. Bottled using a Guala twist top in lieu of cork.
Jenny Wagner, Winemaker

In the Vineyard
I believe the key to creating a truly unique expression of California Sauvignon Blanc begins in the vineyards. A variety of effective methods were taken to decrease crop production for higher quality wine, including bloom brushing, root pruning and deficit irrigation.

For this vintage, I sourced grapes from two Napa Valley vineyards – Emmolo Rutherford and Emmolo Oak Knoll. Even though innovative farming techniques are the foundation for producing great wines, I also had to work with what Mother Nature handed me. The 2012 vintage had a mild growing season that was longer than usual, allowing for slow ripening and a long "hang time." Throughout the growing season, we made multiple leaf-pulling and crop thinning passes, focusing on the fruit zone to give each cluster a kiss of the summer's sun. The fruit was brought in using a combination of hand and machine harvesting during the early morning hours between August 28th and September 12th.

Critical Acclaim

"This is tangy and fresh, with sliced-melon and mineral character. Full body with crisp acidity and a bright, clean finish. Like a pretty young white Bordeaux. A new wine from the daughter of Chuck Wagner of Caymus. Drink now."
90 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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