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My goal for this wine was to create a well-balanced Merlot with superbly rich fruit, soft tannins and dark color. This first exhibits aromas of mahogany smoke, leather and brown spice, while earthy flavors intertwine with caramelized plum and smooth tannins reminiscent of ground cocoa. Jenny Wagner, Winemaker In Vineyard I sourced grapes for this vintage from Emmolo Oak Knoll vineyard located near city of Napa in a sub-appellation called Oak Knoll. It's ten miles nearer San Francisco Bay than Rutherford and has a cooler microclimate. site was strategically chosen for its soils and moderate climate, which are appropriate for growing Merlot. Our Merlot flourishes at this site thanks to cooler weather - a mild climate allows berries to hang on vine longer, letting them fully mature. Crop thinning is essential to balance vines with a low yield of rich, concentrated fruit that's dark in color and has chalky tannins and ripe flavors. This wine is very much an exp James Suckling rating: 93. read more


An elegant and refined style of Sauvignon Blanc that is subtle and balanced, with minerality and bright natural acidity. On 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 palate. significant minerality and soft body rounds out 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 Vineyard I believe key to creating a truly unique expression of California Sauvignon Blanc begins in 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 foundation for producing great James Suckling rating: 90. read more

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