Monthly Specials

Aug 2017 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2016 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $ 8.99 $11.99 $ 96 ( $8.00)
*2016 Ribafreixo Verdelho "Gaudio", Alentejo, Portugal $ 8.99 $10.99 $ 96 ( $8.00)
*2015 Dal Maso Tai Rosso, Veneto, Italy $ 8.99 $11.99 $ 96 ( $8.00)
*2013 Alaia Tinto "Marisa", Castilla y Leon, Spain $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
2015 Cantina Nalles Schiava, Alto Adige, Italy $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2015 Betes Curieuses Muscadet, "La Perdrix de l'Annee", Loire, Fr. $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
2016 Pullus White Wine Cuvee "Halozan", Styria, Slovenia $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
2015 Braai Cabernet Sauvignon, S. Africa $12.99 $16.99 $144 ($12.00)

Wine Notes

A NOTE ABOUT OUR CASE OF THE MONTH:  - Our case of the month is an excellent way to get real value for your wine dollar and drink wines from around the world, carefully selected by J. Emerson staff.  No need to join an Internet wine club with their mystery wines and made up labels – Our case is infinitely more interesting and a better value! The discounted price for the August case-of-the-month is $112.99

; the regular price would be $155, a savings of 27%!
Here is the line-up and as always, there are 2 each of the first four wines (*) and 1 each of the last four wines.
*2016 Ponga Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – Classic Marlborough aromas of grapefruit lemongrass and tropical fruits that leads into a refreshing, rich, medium bodied palate full of citrus and white peach. This is a vibrant wine with a great acid backbone and a deliciously satisfying finish.
*2016 Ribafreixo Verdelho “Gaudio”, Alentejo, Portugal- “The Gáudio Verdelho is unoaked and right at the typical “fully dry” line with four grams per liter of residual sugar. Yet, that statistic is deceptive because the acidity here pretty much obliterates the sugar. Another fine bargain from the winery, this has a bit more concentration than the Pato Frio, also reviewed, and better structure. It adds a fresher demeanor, too, with some tension on the finish. As with its Pato Frio sibling, it should probably be drunk as young as possible, but it overachieves at the moment and it is a very nice bargain. It comes in at 12.5% alcohol.” (WA 231)
*2015 Dal Maso Tai Rosso, Veneto, Italy- From the DOC wine area of Colli Berici Tai (Tocai) in the Veneto and made from 100% Tocai Rosso, a native grape that has the same genetic nature as Sardinian Cannonau and French Grenache. This is a fresh, straightforward wine with notes of cherry, raspberry and spice wrapped around soft tannins and finishing with a mild acidity and a touch of bitter almonds. Serve with chacuterie, pizza, hard cheeses and a slight chill.
*2013 Alaia Tinto “Marisa”, Castilla y Leon, Spain- (A blend of Prieto Picudo, Tempranillo and Merlot)“Bright ruby. Musky cherry and cassis aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and tar. Smoky and a touch rigid on the palate, offering slow-to-unfold flavors of bitter cherry and candied licorice. Closes firm and chewy, with slowly building tannins and a lingering cherry pit quality.” (Vinous 1/16)
2015 Cantina Nalles Schiava, Alto Adige, Italy - A pleasant alternative to Pinot Noir, this lighter-bodied, softly textured dry red wine, with mild tannins, hails from Alto Adige and is characterized by impressions of strawberry and morello cherries with a subtle earthy undertone.  Best served lightly chilled.
2015 Betes Curieuses Muscadet, “La Perdrix de l’Annee”, Loire, Fr.- From Jérémie Huchet and Jérémie Mourat (“Owl wine”) this is an AOC Muscadet grown on coarse sand and clisson Granite. Medium bodied with green fruits & white pepper; it finishes with saline, chalky wet stone minerality. Think oysters & fish.
2016 Pullus White Wine Cuvee “Halozan”, Styria, Slovenia - A blend of 8 different grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling, Riesling, Furmint, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Muscat from the Stajerska wine growing region in eastern Slovenia. All grapes are fermented separately and then blended for consistency in style. An aromatic wine with pear apple and white flower aromas finishing with balanced acidity . This is a delicious summer sipper and it comes in a liter bottle!
2015 Braai Cabernet Sauvignon, S. Africa – “Frankly toasty, with mocha and coffee notes coating the core of plum and black cherry fruit, which holds the upper hand through the finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases imported.” (WS 2/28/17)