The 2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc is a gem. It’s incredibly bright, lively and crisp especially considering it has some age– but I know I shouldn’t be surprised since it is the Caymus Family we’re talking about. Chuck Wagner’s daughter Jenny crafted a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc off two Caymus owned vineyard sites in Napa that give off the Marlborough-like nose of tropical and citrus fruits with an herbaceous finish that is both delicate and well-balanced. Offered originally for $28 on the Caymus Family website, the lowest price online for the 2015 vintage was $25/btl.. until today. Just $18. No further discounts apply!
The secret to the Stolpman wine’s freshness and balance is the fact that they do not irrigate. Sure, it stresses the vines but it forces the roots to go really deep, tapping into the groundwater that is seriously affected by the limestone. The grapes are tiny, packed with flavor and brimming with the stony minerality that only the limestone can bring.