Monthly Specials


Apr 2021 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*Ch. Saint Cyrgues 2020 Costieres de Nimes Blanc, Rhone, France $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
*Santa Barbara 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Marches, Italy $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
*Santa Barbara 2019 Rosso Piceno, Marches, Italy $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
*Bodegas Torreduero 2016 PenaMonte Tinto, Toro, Spain $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
Mas de Guiot 2009 Grenache-Syrah Vin de Pays du Gard, France $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
Portal da Calcada 2019 Rose Reserva, Vinho Verde, Portugal $10.99 $14.99 $120 ($10.00)
Chateau Mascard 2014 Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France $12.99 $17.99 $144 ($12.00)
Bodegas Ostatu 2019 Blanco Rioja DOCa, 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 for the APRIL case-of-the-month is $114.99; (average bottle price: $9.58!!) the regular price would be $171.99, a savings of over 33%! THIS MONTH WE WILL OFFER AN ALL RED AND ALL WHITE CASE. The ALL RED or ALL WHITE case of 3 each of 4 wines is: $119.99

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.

*Ch. Saint Cyrgues 2020 Costieres de Nimes Blanc, Rhone, France - An organically grown, easy drinking Rhone blend of Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc with aromas of ripe pears, candied lemon and white pepper. Fresh and medium-bodied on the palate with notes of honey and sweet spice leading to a lingering and crisp finish
*Santa Barbara 2019 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Marches, Italy - “Fragrant and inviting nose, delicate wood spice, vanilla, ripe cassis and white pepper spice. Very soft on the palate, full and clear, creamy touch, well-integrated acidity in the background, full-bodied finish.” (winery note)
*Santa Barbara 2019 Rosso Piceno, Marches, Italy -A blend Sangiovese & Montepulciano. Notes of ripe red fruits & spice with marasca cherry & white pepper, dry & persistent finishing with smooth tannins.
*Bodegas Torreduero 2016 PenaMonte Tinto, Toro, Spain – (100% Tinta de Toro)- “The expressive and open 2016 Peñamonte 5 Meses en Barrica has good freshness and definition. It shows a combination of red berries, aromatic herbs and spice that is nicely balanced. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. A bargain. “ (WA)
Mas de Guiot 2009 Grenache-Syrah Vin de Pays du Gard, France – “An inexpensive, seductive, sleeper of the vintage is the 2009 Mas de Guiot Vin de Pays Grenache/Syrah (40% of the former and 60% of the latter all aged in tank). This endearing red boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to loads of creme de cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of kirsch, lavender and spice. (Today the wine shows more Black olives and spices than fruit and is less fleshy but remains smooth.) It is a fleshy, medium-bodied, silky smooth 2009 ...” (WA #191)
Portal da Calcada 2019 Rose Reserva, Vinho Verde, Portugal – “A delicate, supple rosé, with refreshing acidity encasing the tangerine peel, white raspberry and watermelon flavors, which are matched to floral, wet stone & spice elements. Drink now. 4,100 cases imported.” (WS)
Chateau Mascard 2014 Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France – Medium bodied, mature Bordeaux with notes of plums and ripe dried red fruits. Hints of mint and mocha on the palate with integrated tannins. A nice little red Bordeaux for lamb, tenderloin or steak.
Bodegas Ostatu 2019 Blanco Rioja DOCa, Spain - a blend of 85% Viura and 15% Malvasia from 30-80 year old vines in Rioja Alavesa, fermented with native yeasts and raised in stainless steel tanks. Meyer lemon, chalk and flint with a touch of white flowers. The finish bright and crisp