Monthly Specials


Mar 2021 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*Quinta da Raza 2019 Vinho Verde, Portugal $ 8.99 $10.99 $96 ($ 8.00)
*Dom. de la Bastide 2019 Rouge "Les Figues," Cotes du Rhone, Fr. $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
*Domaine Estrade 2019 Blanc, Cote de Gascogne, France $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
*Edmeades 2016 Zinfandel, Mendocino County, California $12.99 $18.99 $144 ($12.00)
Antoine Simoneau N/V Brut Blanc, Touraine, Loire Valley, France $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
Oveja Negra 2019 Cabernet Franc-Carmenere Reserva, Chile $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
Pico Maccario 2019 Rosato "Lavignone," Piedmont, Italy $12.99 $19.99 $144 ($12.00)
Tre Monti 2019 Sangiovese di Romagna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy $13.99 $19.99 $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 MARCH case-of-the-month is $114.99; (average bottle price: $9.58!!) the regular price would be $180.99, a savings of over 36%!
                      WE now offer an ALL RED case (3 each of the 4 red wines) for $124.99

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.

*Quinta da Raza 2019 Vinho Verde, Portugal-(50% Arinto, 35% Azal and 15% Trajadura) At a slightly lower ABV of 11.5%,  this blend of crispy Portuguese grapes is clean and fragrant with just a touch of fizz. It has a bit more weight and aromatics than some Vinho Verdes but the Raza style: “is always nicely done; it’s crisp and balanced, with a tasty conclusion (WA)”
*Domaine de la Bastide 2019 Rouge “Les Figues,” Cotes du Rhone, France - (65% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 10% Grenache from 38 year old vines.) Hand harvested and practicing organic the Les Figues is a reference to the abundance of fig trees that surround the family house. Aromas of ripe berries, garrigue (those sappy, pesky wild southern Rhône herbs) with a touch of spicy pepper, this delightful medium-bodied Rhône is full and round on the palate finishing with refined tannins.
*Domaine Estrade 2019 Blanc, Cote de Gascogne, France - Practicing organic and hopes to be certified in 2022. This hand harvested blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Sauvignon Blanc with a lower ABV (11.5%) has notes of citrus and herbs. Round and balanced in the mouth, the finish is fresh and crisp.
*Edmeades 2016 Zinfandel, Mendocino County, California-  A decidedly pure Mendocino Zin with native yeast fermentations in small, open-top bins, hand punchdowns, minimal manipulation and no fining or filtration at bottling. Lush and supple with baking spice and dark chocolate notes, it finishes with refined tannins and a touch of acid to keep it in balance.
Antoine Simoneau N/V Brut Blanc, Touraine, Loire Valley, France- (100% Chenin Blanc) Made “Methode Traditionelle”  (fermented in the bottle) with notes of brioche, lemon and white flower aromas.  The finish is crisp, fresh and generous. This elegant sparkler is an excellent aperitif!
Oveja Negra 2019 Cabernet Franc-Carmenere Reserva, Valle del Maule, Chile – “A wine with exuberant aromas of black and red fruits, such as sarsaparillas, blueberries and plums, with notes of black pepper and a hint of spices that blend pleasantly with a lightly toasted touch. The red fruits, smoothness and structure are provided by the Cabernet Franc, while the Carmenere brings pleasant spicy notes.” (Winery Notes)
Pico Maccario 2019 Rosato “Lavignone,” Piedmont, Italy -  A rosé of Barbera with a pale salmon color with aromas of strawberry, watermelon, cranberry, fresh-cut grass, and river stone. A refreshing, but modest, backbone of acidity supports a round mouth-feel and velvety texture. The dry and balanced finish leaves the palate feeling clean and refreshed.
Tre Monti 2019 Sangiovese di Romagna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy - An organically farmed everyday wine from Emilia Romagna with notes of ripe cherries and violets. It is a fresh, silky Sangiovese with softer tannins but it retains the delicate acidity that is the mark of the grape.