Monthly Specials

Dec 2018 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2017 Avantis Evia White, Evia, Greece $ 8.99 $11.99 $96 ( $8.00)
*2016 Domaine du Coing Saint Fiacre Chardonnay "Cuvee Aurore", Loire, France $ 8.99 $10.99 $96 ( $8.00)
*2017 Castelluccio Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore "Le More", Italy $ 9.99 $14.99 $108 ( $9.00)
*2010 Chateau Pericou Rouge, Bordeaux, France (wood case) $10.49 $14.99 $117 ($9.75)
2015 Domaine de l'Arnesque Rouge, Cotes du Rhone, France $10.99 $14.99 $120 ($10.00)
N/V La Jara Pinot Grigio Rose, Veneto, Italy $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
2017 Aia Vecchia Vermentino Toscana Bianco IGT, Tuscany, Italy $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2012 Calma Tinto, Rioja, Spain $13.99 $16.99 $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 of the DECEMBER case-of-the-month is $114.99; the regular price would be $165.99, 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.

*2017 Avantis Evia White, Evia, Greece  - “equal blend of Assyrtiko & Viognier, with 5% Muscat. It is unoaked & comes in at 12.6% alcohol. This bargain doesn’t have a lot of tension or energy, but it has some personality, reasonable solidity in the mid-palate for the level and a tasty finish. Drink this well on the younger side, no matter how long it theoretically holds.” (WA #239)
*2016 Domaine du Coing Saint Fiacre Chardonnay “Cuvee Aurore”, Loire, France – This is kind of a cross between Chablis and Muscadet . The 13 year-old vines, planted on the outskirt of the Muscadet appellation produce a wine that is steely and clean, with floral, pear and quince on the nose, and a palate that is rich with ripe goosebury and a racy mineral grip on the finish.
*2017 Castelluccio Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore “Le More”, Emilia-Romagna, Italy – Fermented and aged in stainless with a deep ruby red color, notes of blackberries, raspberries and other red fruits. The wine is well structured with good acidity and a pleasantly lingering finish. Pair with anything with red sauce.
*2010 Chateau Pericou Rouge, Bordeaux, France - We ran this same vintage as a special in 2015! We have secured the remaining cases for 2018! Chateau Pericou is a typical Bordeaux property on silica-gravel soil on the slopes of the Gironde in Cavignac. 2010 was a great vintage in Bordeaux and Pericou reflects that vintage with muted riper fruits, floral, and herbal tea notes. The palate is structured, with firm tannins, but the riper fruits make for a balanced and elegant wine. Open 2 hours in advance and serve with the Christmas Tenderloin.
2015 Domaine de l’Arnesque Rouge, Cotes du Rhone, France-“(70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and the rest permitted varieties)…offers lots of peppery herbs, leather, licorice & earth. Juicy, rounded and nicely textured, it should drink nicely right out of the gate, and is another terrific-looking 2015 from this estate.” (WA #227)
N/V La Jara Pinot Grigio Rose, Veneto, Italy - Made with organically grown grapes pale in color, with notes of summer fruits. It is delicate and fruity on the palate with great acidity on the finish. Perfect with smoked salmon and fish starters, tuna tartare, Sushi and Sashimi.
2017 Aia Vecchia Vermentino Toscana Bianco IGT, Tuscany, Italy - The bouquet is fresh with 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 dry and refreshing.
2012 Calma Tinto Crianza, Rioja, Spain –  Aged 16 months in mostly French oak A slightly modern style Rioja with notes of vanilla, cassis and ripe cherry’s with a touch of spruce needles. Fuller bodied, it finishes with appropriate acidity and refined tannins. A nice little steak wine.