Monthly Specials


Jul 2017 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2016 Boet Le Roux Old Vines Colombard, Swartland, S. Africa $ 7.99 $ 9.99 $ 84 ($ 7.00)
*2016 Grand' Arte Alvarinho, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal $ 8.99 $11.99 $102 ($ 8.50)
*2016 Val de Salis Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc, Languedoc, France $ 8.99 $10.99 $102 ($ 8.50)
*2014 Olivares Monastrell, "Altos de la Hoya," Jumilla, Spain $ 8.99 $11.99 $102 ($ 8.50)
2014 Domaine Tournon Mathilda White, Victoria, Australia $ 9.99 $14.99 $114 ($ 9.50)
2015 Chateau de Jarnioux Beaujolais Rouge, Beaujolais, France $10.99 $14.99 $120 ($10.00)
2015 Boeckel Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes, Alsace, France $11.99 $14.99 $126 ($10.50)
2014 Podere Canneta Toscano Rosso IGT "Fiore Rosso", Italy $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)

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 July case-of-the-month is $99.99; the regular price would be $135, a savings of 26%!
*2016 Boet Le Roux Old Vines Colombard, Swartland, S. Africa - French Colombard, a staple in Cognac production, was once the most widely planted grape in California where it was valued for its acidity and ease of growth. With crisp citrus fruit and a zesty, refreshing finish, Boet Le Roux’s Old Vine Colombard is fuller bodied and well balanced. Great with Chicken and fish, cold salads or as a summer sipper.
*2016 Grand’ Arte Alvarinho, Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal- “This is a southern and warmer take on Alvarinho than is found in northern Portugal or Spain. It brings out the ripe perfumed character of the grape. Apricot and golden plums show both the fruit and the generous texture. Drink starting 2017.” (WE 8/1/17)
*2016 Val de Salis Pinot Noir, Pays d’Oc, Languedoc, France – A great value in Pinot Noir with flavors of fresh cherry, with a hint of toasted spice and cumin. Nice weight in the mid palate with soft tannins and silky, cherry-stone flavors on the finish.
*2014 Olivares Monastrell, “Altos de la Hoya,” Jumilla, Spain – “The 2014 Monastrell Altos de la Hoya is produced from the fruit of dry-farmed, ungrafted, old Monastrell vines and some 5% Garnacha. It is fermented with indigenous yeasts in 10,000-liter stainless steel tanks and matured for six to eight months in used barriques and larger oak vats. The nose is clean and textbook Mediterranean with aromas of esparto grass, tree bark, blackberries and thyme, with perfectly integrated oak. The palate feels compact and balanced, with fine tannins and good acidity. I think this shows very well for such a challenging vintage in Jumilla. 250,000 bottles.” (WA #225)
2014 Domaine Tournon Mathilda White, Victoria, Australia – “Orange blossom and mango aromas leap out of the glass, with a fleshy core and a juicy, lingering finish, accented by citrus zest hints. Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now. 5,950 cases made.” (WS 5/31/16)
2015 Chateau de Jarnioux Beaujolais Rouge, Beaujolais, France – From the ripe and wonderful 2015 vintage, the Jarnioux has muted aromas of dark red fruits with mild tannins and fresh acidity. A delightful, balanced Beaujolais with a touch of gravitas. Perfect at a picnic with hamburgers and Chicken salad.
2015 Boeckel Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes, Alsace, France- “(100% Slyvaner) Scented impressions of ripe pear and aloe vera pervade this wine. The palate shows texture and more fruit than you might expect from slender Sylvaner. The finish is brisk, clean and taut. A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy. ” (WE 8/1/16)
2014 Podere Canneta Toscano Rosso IGT “Fiore Rosso”, Italy- This red wine, produced with Sangiovese grapes, could be confused with a light Chianti. The wine is marked by cherry and blackberry flavors with a really vibrant lift, making it ideal as both a light luncheon wine and for more serious evening dining.