|*2010 Bodegas Aragonesas "Don Ramon"Tinto(Campo de Borja, Sp.)||$ 7.49||$ 8.95||$87 ($7.25)|
|*2012 Chateau Millegrand Minervois Rosé (Languedoc, France)||$ 9.49||$10.95||$108 ($9.00)|
|*2011 Stephen Vincent Chardonnay (California)||$10.95||$12.95||$123 ($10.25)|
|*2010 "Osel" Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy)||$10.95||$14.95||$126 ($10.50)|
|2011 Dom. De la Bergerie Anjou Blanc (Loire Valley, France)||$11.95||$13.95||$135 ($11.25)|
|2010 Fantinel "Borgo M" Friulano (Friuli, Italy)||$12.95||$14.95||$144 ($12.00)|
|2011 Fuso 21 "Fuso" Barbera di Colli Tortonesi (Piedmont, Italy)||$13.49||$16.95||$156 ($13.00)|
|NV Venturini Baldini Lambrusco di Emilia (Emilia, Italy)||$13.95||$15.95||$156 ($13.00)|
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 of the MAY case-of-the-month is $109.95; the regular price would be $157.00, 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.
*2010 Bodegas Aragonesas “Don Ramon"Tinto(Campo de Borja, Sp.)-“Black cherry, blueberry and toasty notes show some depth in this ripe red. Light, firm tannins and crisp acidity are nicely balanced.” (WS 12 WO)
*2012 Chateau Millegrand Minervois Rosé (Languedoc, France) – One of our favorite Languedoc producers, this blend of Syrah, Grenache Gris and Mourvedre is elegant crisp and bright with berry and perhaps banana aromas. Great summer rose and a suburb complement to sushi or chicken salad.
*2011 Stephen Vincent Chardonnay (California) -This 100% Monterey County Chardonnay is 50% barrel fermented, 50% malo-lactic and 50% stainless steel fermented. The malo-lactic fermentation gives the wine a buttery flavor and Stainless steel fermentation captures the essence of the Chardonnay fruit. It is food friendly and pairs well with chicken, seafood, veal, pork, and pasta.
*2010 “Osel” Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy)- Ruche is an ancient Peidmont grape varietal that makes wines of great value without pretense The wine has intense notes of floral and spice; it is harmonic and soft with a persistent finish. Ruchè is a great companion to foods that are rich in taste and aroma.While it is the perfect wine for roasts and grilled steak, it also pairs well with Indian and Asian food.
2011 Dom. De la Bergerie Anjou Blanc (Loire Valley, France) – (50% Chenin Blanc/50% Chardonnay.) Bone Dry with muted citrus and floral aromas and a stoney granite like feel in the mouth it finishes with enamel melting acidity. Drink with seafood and anything with a cream sauce.
2010 Fantinel “Borgo M” Friulano (Friuli, Italy)- Friulano is a sibling/mutation of Sauvignon Blanc though different in character. Friulanos are slightly less aromatic but are richer with more ripe fruit, like apricots, a touch of honeysuckle and perhaps mint. The slightly viscous mid-palate is balanced by the great acidity.
2011 Fuso 21 “Fuso” Barbera di Colli Tortonesi (Piedmont, Italy) Classic cranberry and raspberry notes; zippy lemon-acidity; no tannic bite. Goes with everything from hamburgers and pizza to vitello tonnato. Lots of deliciousness and sustainably farmed.
NV Venturini Baldini Lambrusco di Emilia (Emilia, Italy) - In Emilia, Lambrusco is made of a field blend of the various Lambrusco sub-varieties (Marani, Montericco, Maestri, Salamino, Grasparossa.) whose percentage depends on the year. Rapsberry and hint floral nose with some earthy bark notes; good presence in mouth, with some slight tannins for structure. Delicious with all things of the salumi and prosciutto family; goes well too with barbecue American fare, such as burgers and ribs, and grilled bbq chicken.