Monthly Specials


Sep 2017 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2015 Contreras Ruiz Edalo Blanco, Condado de Huelva, Spain $ 8.99 $10.99 $102 ($8.50)
*2014 Domaine Carpy Fitou "Les Pins", Languedoc, France $ 8.99 $11.99 $102 ($8.50)
*2016 Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France $ 8.99 $14.99 $102 ($8.50)
*2015 Degani Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy $ 9.99 $12.99 $114 ($9.50)
2015 Costers del Sio "Petit Sios" Tinto, Costers del Segre, Spain $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
2015 Mastroberardino Aglianico "Mastro," Campania, Italy $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2017 De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay "Limestone Hill," South Africa $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
2015 Corte Antica di Casali Gallo Ribolla Gialla, Collio, Friuli, Italy $13.99 $17.99 $156 ($13.00)

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 SEPTEMBER case-of-the-month is $112.99; the regular price would be $165, a savings of over 30%!

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.

*2015 Contreras Ruiz Edalo Blanco, Condado de Huelva, Spain - (100% Zelema) Fresh, with stone fruit, apple and pear notes. Saline and savory on the palate, it finishes with balanced acidity. Consider it a Spanish version of Muscadet and pair with oysters and fish.
*2014 Domaine Carpy Fitou “Les Pins”, Languedoc, France - (40% Grenache, 30% Syrah 15% Carignan 15% Mourvedre) A nose of red fruits and brambly garrigue with a touch of licorice. Medium bodied, well-structured with refined tannins and acid. A wine with surprising character and harmony for the price; it drinks like an approachable Côtes-du-Rhône.
*2016 Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France - Aromas of crisp green apples and white flowers; this is a fresh, lightly fruity, dry white wine with medium acidity. Easy to drink as an aperitif; it also perfectly accompanies seafood-based cuisines, charcuterie and white meats.
*2015 Degani Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy – “A light- to medium-bodied red that layers a minerally undertow with flavors of spiced cherry and dried marjoram and a hint of fragrant leather. Offers a fresh, lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.” (WS 9/30/17)
2015 Costers del Sio “Petit Sios” Tinto, Costers del Segre, Spain - (50% Tempranillo 30% Garnacha 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) The name ‘petit’ (small) does not do justice to this wine. A quaffable, modern styled Spanish red; fruity and fresh with balsamic notes, it is direct and unpretentious, ideal for everyone at any occasion. Great for a cookout with steaks, burgers, hotdogs, etc.
2015 Mastroberardino Aglianico “Mastro,” Campania, Italy - (100% Aglianico) Here the usual dark, brooding Aglianico shows its lighter side with aromas of strawberry, cherry and blackberries. On the palate, the wine has a soft texture and medium body with flavors of dried cherries, a touch of spice, leather and iron. (Whoa now!)
2017 De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay “Limestone Hill,” South Africa- Grown in heavy clay and limestone soils and finished in stainless steel the Limestone Hill has stone fruit, apple and citrus aromas and a rich palate that finishes with a good balance between elegance, ripeness and acid which gives the wine great finesse.
2015 Corte Antica di Casali Gallo Ribolla Gialla, Collio, Friuli, Italy- Ribolla Gialla is an ancient north-eastern Italian white grape. It is traced back to the 13th century and to the province of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, in particular the Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio DOCs. This Ribolla has aromas of pears and green apples with a certain richness and length finishing with bitter almond wet stone acidity that would pair well with seafood, bivalves and chicken.