Monthly Specials


Oct 2020 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2016 Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko Red "Anastasia", Peloponnese, Greece $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2018 Toza Monastrell Tinto, Jumilla, Spain $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2018 Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio, Campania, Italy $11.99 $18.99 $132 ($11.00)
*2019 Chateau de Marjolet Blanc, Cotes du Rhone, France $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
N/V Quinta do Encontro Rose Brut, Bairrada, Portugal $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
2018 Chateau Varennes Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, France $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
2016 Romain Duvernay Rasteau Rouge, Rhone Valley, France $15.99 $23.99 $174 ($14.50)
2019 Early Mountain Five Forks White, Madison, Virginia $17.99 $21.99 $198 ($16.50)

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 OCTOBER case-of-the-month is $118.99; (average bottle price: $9.92!!) the regular price would be $190, a savings of over 36%!


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 Kotrotsos Agiorgitiko Red “Anastasia,” Peloponnese, Greece - Agiorgitiko is a fragrant red-wine grape native to Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. It is one of the country’s most widely planted wine grapes after Xinomavro, and goes by a number of local synonyms. This is a medium bodied wine with notes of almonds, ripe red fruits and a touch of leather. It’s balanced with good acidity and finely grained tannins. Try this with lamb burgers or Moussaka.
*2018 Toza Monastrell Tinto, Jumilla, Spain - Toza is a classic example of the Monastrell grape (called Mourvedre in France and Mataro in Australia and California), a black-skinned variety that has been grown in vineyards all around the western Mediterranean region for centuries. Clean, bright cherry red color. It is bold with intense fresh red fruits and varietal aromas on the nose. Aged in oak barrels, this Spanish red is rich, toasty, round, and velvety.
*2018 Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio, Campania, Italy - “Lithe and crisp, with flavors of crunchy pear, apple blossom and ground ginger, underscored by a tang of saline that chimes on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 25,500 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.” (WS 9/30/20)
*2019 Chateau de Marjolet Blanc, Cotes du Rhone, France - (70% Viognier and 30% Roussanne) Lovely and fresh with flavors of creamy peaches, pears, and ripe apricots. It is a complex, opulent, full bodied Rhone Blanc that surprises with its freshness and crispy finish.
N/V Quinta do Encontro Rose Brut, Bairrada, Portugal – “(100% Touriga Nacional) Cherry, white raspberry and spice notes show slightly candied elements in this sparkler, with floral hints on the steely, modest finish. Drink now. 833 cases made, 62 cases imported.” (WE)
2018 Chateau Varennes Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, France - “Now owned by Albert Bichot, this estate has produced a wine from selected parcels. It provides a fresh take on Gamay, full of bright acidity as well as red-currant fruitiness. Drink this wine now” (WE 12/19 Best Buy)
2016 Romain Duvernay Rasteau Rouge, Rhone Valley, France-  “Undeniably hedonistic in the short term, the 2016 Rasteau is a full-bodied, super ripe wine that delivers oodles of red plums and other stone fruits, creamy, plush tannins and a warming finish. Drink 2017-2023.” (WA #233)
It’s VA Wine Month! 2019 Early Mountain Five Forks White, Madison, Virginia- (57% Petit Manseng, 36% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Gris aged in stainless steel and neutral oak) Plump and juicy with aromas of ripe pear, ripe peach and cream oatmeal, and hints of bacon bits. The creamy texture belays the crisp, precise finish. Well done, Virginia!