Monthly Specials

Jun 2019 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2018 Rubus Blanc, Gascogne, France $ 7.99 $ 9.99 $84 ($ 7.00)
*2017 Pato Frio Seleccao Branco, Alentejo, Portugal $ 8.99 $10.99 $96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Wimmer Zweigelt, Niederosterreich, Austria $ 8.99 $11.99 $96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Le Petit Jammes Cahors Rouge, Southwest France $10.99 $14.99 $120 ($10.00)
2017 Lacrimus Tinto "Apasionada", Rioja, Spain $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
2016 La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Gli Abruzzi, Italy $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
2018 Pierre & Bertrand Couly Chinon Rose, Loire, France $12.99 $16.99 $144 ($12.00)
2018 Dom. Pre Baron Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, Fr. $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 June case-of-the-month is $109.99; the regular price would be $162, 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.
*2018 Rubus Blanc, Gascogne, France – A traditional blend of 80% Colombard, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Ugni Blanc grown in limestone and clay. Fresh and snappy with with citrus and exotic fruit cocktail notes.  Crisp, clean and zesty in the mouth, it offers delicate flavors of citrus fruit and grapefruit, and a long lingering finish. A simple yet delicious quaffer.
*2017 Pato Frio Seleccao Branco, Alentejo, Portugal – “Crisp and focused, this light- to medium-bodied white sports tangerine, fresh pineapple and melon flavors, flanked by herb and flint accents, with lots of spice details on the lip-smacking finish. Drink now. 1,666 cases made, 108 cases imported.”(WS 10/18)
*2016 Wimmer Zweigelt, Niederosterreich, Austria - This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufränkisch. The wine boasts a deep and concentrated red color. It offers fruity, fresh & spicy aromas and cherry flavors. In the mouth it is smooth, medium-bodied, round and lively.
*2016 Le Petit Jammes Cahors Rouge, Southwest France - Cahors is the home of Malbec! This Cahors has aromas of blackberries, cassis and violets; with crunchy black fruits on the palate and a subtle balance between roundness and fruit.
2017 Lacrimus Tinto “Apasionada”, Rioja, Spain -  A Rioja blend of Tempranillo and Graciano from 30-60 year old vines grown on gravelly hillside soil. A portion of the Tempranillo grapes are dried before pressing (think Amarone). After fermentation the Tempranillo and Graciano are conditioned in oak and then blended to make the Lacrimus cuvee. Aromas of dark ripe fruits, black berries, ripe black cherries all wrapped in an opulent (but not excessive) body finishing with supple tannins.
2016 La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Gli Abruzzi, Italy -  “Deep ruby. Clean nose of red plum and cherry, plus a whiff of herbs and sweet spices. Then rich, round and ripe, but offering tactile flavors of red cherry and flint. Finishes only medium-long and almost thick; I found myself wishing for a little more drinkability. Still, this is an impressive entry-level wine.” (Vinous 9/18)
2018 Pierre & Bertrand Couly Chinon Rose, Loire, France - Produced from 100%  Cabernet Franc grapes by bleeding the juice from the grapes after a full night of maceration. Aromas of strawberries with hints of raspberries and gooseberries with a supple, fleshy, hint of citrus mouthfeel and a slightly mineral finish.
2018 Domaine Pre Baron Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, France - Classic aromas of sweet grass, guava, and muted grapefruit. Richly textured on the palate with citrus flavors, good acidity and a long finish.