Cheryl Emmolo is one of the rare breed of winery owners who also happens to be a woman. Most thought that her former marriage to a member of the Wagner family (of Caymus Vineyards fame) was how she got started in 1994. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Cheryl's grandfather, Salvatore, came to Napa from Italy and launched his winery and grape nursery in 1923. The Italian tradition is to pass the winery on to the oldest son. Unfortunately, there wasn't one. So that job fell to Cheryl. A son could not have done a better job.
To say that wine is in her blood would be putting it mildly. It's in her genes. Her dream was to create world-class wines with a distinguishable, feminine touch. Her first vintage was a huge success and was followed with subsequent great offerings. To keep focused on quality, Emmolo only makes two wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Both are extraordinary and worthy of attention.
True to her origins, Jenny Wagner, Cheryl's daughter, has dedicated herself to winemaking. She carries on the family tradition of women winemakers, passed from mother to daughter.
Our selection is the new classic in Napa Valley: Sauvignon Blanc. While this wine shows off the varietal's characteristic aromas of stone fruit and minerality, there are also subtle hints of green apple, guava and kiwi. The medium weight allows all the complex flavors to come alive in perfect harmony, lingering on for a glorious finish.