Monthly Specials


Jun 2017 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2014 Duca de Camastra Grecanico, Terre Siciliane, Sicily, Italy $7.99 $10.99 $ 84 ($ 7.00)
*2016 Quinta da Raza Branco, Vinho Verde, Portugal $8.99 $12.99 $ 96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Paul Direder Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria $8.99 $10.99 $ 96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Capcanes Mas Donis Rosat, Montsant, Spain $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
2016 Heredad de Penalosa Verdejo, Rueda, Spain ) $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00
2015 Domaine de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages, France $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2013 Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily, Italy $12.99 $15.99 $144 ($12.00)
2015 Chamisal Chardonnay, Central Coast, California $13.99 $17.99 $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 $104.99; the regular price would be $159, a savings of over 33%!
*2014 Duca de Camastra Grecanico, Terre Siciliane, Sicily, Italy-  Notes of apple, pear, pineapple, bitter almond and opulent tropical fruit (aromatics remind me of Juicy Fruit gum in a good way). Softly structured with a subtle salinity and a bit savory; it finishes fresh and balanced.
*2016 Quinta da Raza Branco, Vinho Verde, Portugal- (a blend of Arinto, Trajadura and Azal) Vino Verde (green wine) seems to be the national summer drink of Portugal. Light in color with aromas of lime and white flowers; it sparkles on the palate with classic Vinho Verde fizz, finishing clean and crispy. With lower alcohol it’s perfect as an aperitif or for a summer brunch. Goes with any food short of a bloody steak.
*2016 Paul Direder Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria - Cherry fruit, plums and a bit of chocolate this is medium-bodied delightful summer wine with a spicy finish and low tannins. Serve this quaffable red wine with a slight chill and pair with shellfish salads and fish! Zweigelt, created in 1922, is a cross of Saint-Laurent and Blaufrankisch, and it is the most widely planted red-wine grape in Austria.
*2016 Capcanes Mas Donis Rosat, Montsant, Spain – [55% Grenache25% Samsó (Carignen)10% Syrah10% Merlot] Generous, approachable and aromatic, vibrant red fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry; with a hint of herb and spice. Elegant and fuller bodied. If you are a fan of rosé from Côtes du Rhône you’ll enjoy this wine.
2016 Heredad de Penalosa Verdejo, Rueda, Spain - 100% Verdejo from the expansive province of Castilla y Leon. Clean and bright with notes of white peach and pineapple finishing crisp and balanced.  This wine pairs particularly well with Brie, tomato based dishes, fish, shellfish, and pasta.
2015 Domaine de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages, France - “Plump and rounded, with charming notes of black raspberries, roasted herbs, licorice and hints of currants, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages is medium-bodied, fruit forward and straight up delicious. It’s a perfect mid-week drinker.” (WA #230)
2013 Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily, Italy- “Medium ruby-red. Fruit-driven aromas of raspberry, black cherry, flint, mocha, tar and smoky oak. Bright and juicy on the palate, displaying good definition to the dark berry and herb flavors. Finishes with moderate length and a repeating flinty quality.” (Vinous 12/15)
2015 Chamisal Chardonnay, Central Coast, California- “The 2015 Chardonnay Stainless (aged four months in stainless steel) is a good value that offers clean, classy notes of green herbs and citrus. It tastes more like a Sauvignon Blanc than a chardonnay, but is enjoyable and well made.This Edna Valley estate makes a bevy a high quality wines. The wines have been made by Fintan du Fresne since 2006, and the focus here is on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (although they make a fine Syrah as well).” (WA #226)