Monthly Specials


Oct 2018 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2016 Sulin Barbera del Monferrato "Terre d'Aleramo," Piedmont, Italy $7.99 $8.99 $84 ($7.00)
*2017 Dinarells Emporda Negre, Emporda, Spain $7.99 $9.99 $84 ($7.00)
*2016 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond," South Africa $9.99 $13.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2017 Di Lenardo Friulano "Toh!", Friuli, Italy $9.99 $12.99 $108 ($9.00)
2017 Domaine Labbe Abymes Blanc, Savoie, France $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
N/V Aguila Cremant de Limoux Rose, Southwest France $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2016 Il Molino di Grace Toscana Rosso IGT "Il Volano," Tuscany, Italy $11.99 $15.99 $132 ($11.00)
2016 Early Mountain Foothills Red, Virginia $15.99 $19.99 $180 ($15.00)

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 OCTOBER case-of-the-month is $112.99; (average bottle price: $9.42!!) the regular price would be $156, a savings of over 28%!


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 Sulin Barbera del Monferrato “Terre d’Aleramo,” Piedmont, Italy - Named for the legendary founder of the Monferrato area, this Barbera over performs for the price. It is a fresh approachable style, aged in older Oak, with aromas of dark cherry with smoky plum, spiced vanilla and pomegranate. Medium bodied and ripe, it finishes with mild tannins and bright acidity.
*2017 Dinarells Emporda Negre, Emporda, Spain - (70% Grenache 20% Carignan and 10% Merlot) Aromas of red fruit with balsamic notes and dried cherries, all wrapped in a medium bodied wine that finishes with refined tannins.
*2016 Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc “Beyond,” South Africa – “Pale yellow. Licorice, lime blossom, dried herbs and minerals on the nose, complicated by sexy musky flowers. Nicely balanced and energetic, with citrus and peach flavors complicated by a green, herbal element and saline minerality. This essentially supple, easygoing style of Sauvignon Blanc finishes with good peppery lift.” (Vinous 5/17)
*2017 Di Lenardo Friulano “Toh!”, Friuli, Italy. - (100% Friulano) Notes of white flowers and citrus this fuller bodied wine is round and smooth with delicate acidity. (The technical name for the grape is Tocai Friulano but Hungary insisted that the Italian government not allow that name as their famous wine is Tokaji and they wanted no confusion. Max Di Lenardo, in a sign of exasperation, renamed his wine Toh.)
2017 Domaine Labbe Abymes Blanc, Savoie, France -100% Jacquère from Savoie in the foothills of the Alps.  Fresh and crisp with notes of green apple and a saline finish. “Like drinking bottled mountain air.”- Jancis Robinson
N/V Aguila Cremant de Limoux Rose, Southwest France - (60% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin, 15% Pinot Noir) Limoux perfected the winemaking method for sparkling wines in the 1500’s before Champagne and it was in Limoux that Dom Perignon learned methods to produce sparkling wines. Salmon colored with mild aromas of pear, peach and nectarine plus notes of toast and brioche on the palate finishing fresh and bright.
2016 Il Molino di Grace Toscana Rosso IGT “Il Volano,” Tuscany, Italy – “A soft and silky wine with berry, cherry and walnut flavors. Medium body, dusty tannins and a fresh finish. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. Drink now.” (JS)
2016 Early Mountain Foothills Red, Virginia – It’s Virginia Wine Month so we had to find a great VA wine for our monthly case! This kitchen sink blend of 39% merlot, 19% petit verdot, 18% syrah, 10% cab franc, 9% cab sauvignon, 3% petit manseng, 2% tannat has notes of plum and black cherry with a bit of black pepper; medium bodied and smooth, with a slightly earthy quality, it finishes with dusty tannins and balanced acidity. A yeoman wine, prefect with burgers and steak.