Emmolo Napa Valley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, $19.99-$21.99, 91 points, was a patchwork of lemon yellow and near water clear in the glass.
Possessing the fairest of Sauvignon Blanc aromas, with toasty vanilla, cantaloupe, honeysuckle, and sea breezes which made for a propitious beginning.
Light bodied, but seemingly more substantial than that would imply, with mouth-watering acidity, underlying minerality, citrus flavors of grapefruit, lime, and a touch of watermelon-rind.
Finished long on citrus with a hint of ginger, tangerine, and a well integrated 12.8% alcohol.
The Emmolo Napa Valley 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was a different style of SB, but still quite robust, yet largely mineral-like and more subtle than many Cali SB wines.
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