Monthly Specials

Jan 2021 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*Riebeek 2020 Chenin Blanc "The Royal," Swartland, S. Africa $7.99 $9.99 $84 ($7.00)
*Millegrand 2018 Minervois Rouge, Languedoc, France $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
*San Vito 2018 Chianti, Tuscany, Italy $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
*Torrent Bay 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
Cotes d'Olt Estate 2016 Cahors "Cuvee Tradition," Southwest Fr. $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
Aia Vecchia 2019 Vermentino, Tuscany, Italy $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
Chateau Fage 2019 Graves de Vayres Blanc, Bordeaux, France $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
Lechthaler 2015 Teroldego Rotaliano, Trentino, Italy $12.99 $16.99 $144 ($12.00)

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 JANUARY case-of-the-month is $114.99; (average bottle price: $9.58!!) the regular price would be $160, 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.

*Riebeek Cellars 2020 Chenin Blanc “The Royal,” Coastal Region Swartland, South Africa-  As the unofficial drink of the Riebeek Valley, the Riebeek Chenin Blanc is the perfect every day wine. It’s packed with upfront tropical fruit, and aromas of guava and gooseberries. This fresh easy drinking wine has a roundness that is balanced by crisp acidity on the finish.
*Millegrand 2018 Minervois Rouge, Languedoc, France -  (45% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre) Brambly aromatic notes of blueberries, blackberries and blackcurrants with hints of oak, mint and pepper on the palate. The finish is generous with subtle acidity and refined tannins.  Great with lamb, duck breast or aged cheeses.
*San Vito 2018 Chianti, Tuscany, Italy – “The 2018 Chianti is a fresh, fruity wine to drink now and over the next few years. Soft curves bring out the red berry fruit and floral character nicely. This is attractive for what it is.” (Vinous, Antonio Galloni, 8/19)
*Torrent Bay 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand – “In this spirit our Sauvignon Blanc captures the fresh and clean flavours of gooseberries, currants, capsicum and hints of lime. Refreshingly dry it is to be enjoyed with your favourite summer food.” (winery notes)
Cotes d’Olt Estate 2016 Cahors “Cuvee Tradition,” Southwest France – “This classic Cahors is a rich deep purple in color. It is bursting spicy black fruit aromas and red jammed fruits. Rich, velvety and full bodied with a long ending palate. Excellent with lighter cuts of beef, cassoulet, mushrooms, roast duck, duck confit, roast lamb, roast pork, mild blue cheese, shortribs, couscous and turkey. 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot” (Winery Notes)
Aia Vecchia 2019 Vermentino, Tuscany, Italy - “zesty aromas of freshly cut grass, grapefruit and hints of salt air. On the palate, the wine has a creamy and round mouthfeel with bright acidity accompanied by hints of limestone and a slight earthiness. The finish is lengthy, dry & refreshing. Serving suggestions: Recommended as an aperitif or an accompaniment to fresh seafood, summer salads and poultry.” (Winery Notes)
Chateau Fage 2019 Graves de Vayres Blanc, Bordeaux, France – From the Wall Street Journal: “This delicious dry white Bordeaux, made mostly of Sauvignon Blanc with some Semillon, comes from a small property in the Entre Deux Mers, very close to St Emilion. It is comparable to White Bordeaux at two or even three times the cost. A good example of what lower-end white Bordeaux can be: earthy and quite real, with lively, informal tastes that make it great for food and fun times.” Here is a review from Wine Enthusiast: “The small Graves de Vayres appellation faces the hill of Fronsac across the Dordogne River. This wine, an attractive blend of Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc, is spicy with a hint of nutmeg as well as perfumed floral and citrus flavors. Still young, the wine will be at its best from 2021.” (WE 10/20)
Lechthaler 2015 Teroldego Rotaliano, Trentino, Italy- “Violet and anise notes perfume the ripe and juicy blackberry, fig and herbes de Provence flavors in this lightly chewy, medium-bodied red….” (WS 2017)