From a family winery established in 1994 by Jenny Wagner's mother, Cheryl Emmolo, this is a Sauvignon made from family holdings in Rutherford and Oak Knoll, and is all about lemon custard, kiwifruit, grapefruit rind, fresh herbs, and wet stone accenting a crisp melon finish. This would not be out of place in a lineup of top Napa Valley Sauvignons or white Bordeaux.
Yet another Wagner joins the fold! With her brothers Joe and Charlie running Belle Glos and Mer Soleil, respectively, and her father Chuck helming the family flagship at Caymus Vineyards, Jenny Wagner is taking a different tack in continuing her mother's side of the family legacy. Dating back to the 1920's when her maternal great-grandfather established a vineyard nursery in Rutherford, Jenny's roots on both sides of her family tree stretch deep into the very early days of Napa Valley. She has partnered with her grandparents, who still own and farm Napa vineyards, and her mother, who established the brand by making wine in the same building that housed the family's original winery in 1934. Emmolo (em-oh-low) represents another step forward for one of Napa Valley's first families of winemaking excellence.