Monthly Specials


Apr 2020 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*Moli Coloma N/V Cava Brut $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2019 Avantis Estate White, Evia, Greece $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2018 Ch. Canos Corbieres Rouge "Cuvee la Madrague," Languedoc, Fr. $9.99 $12.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2019 Dal Maso Cabernet, IGT Veneto, Italy $9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
2018 Bodegas Sierra Salinas Monastrell "Mo", Alicante, Spain $9.99 $12.99 $108 ($9.00)
2018 Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Le Marche, Italy $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2017 Illuminati Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, "Riparosso," Gli Abruzzi, Italy $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2018 Romain Duvernay Blanc, Cotes du Rhone, France $12.99 $17.99 $132 ($11.00)

Wine Notes


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 APRIL case-of-the-month is $110.99; the regular price would be $157, a savings of almost 30%! (Are we crazy or what??)
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.
*Moli Coloma N/V Cava Brut - Made in the traditional method using organic methods. Aromas of white flowers, dried figs and freshly baked bread with a hint of brioche. Citrusy and dry on the palate with a pleasant, creamy finish. 
*2019 Avantis Estate White, Evia, Greece - A roughly equal blend of Assyrtiko and Viognier. It is unoaked and comes in at 12.5% alcohol.  It smells rich and dense with notes of green fruit (pear - green apple) yellow fruit (melon, pineapple, mango), apricot and white peach flesh. Full bodied on the palate it finishes dry with great acidity. A nice well balanced wine.
*2018 Ch. Canos Corbieres Rouge “Cuvee la Madrague,” Languedoc, France - (40% Carignan, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache.)  Robust dark red with amaro spices, hints of cocoa and cardamom behind black pit fruits.  Chewy tannins and pleasantly rustic.
*2018 Dal Maso Cabernet, IGT Veneto, Italy - Called simply Cabernet as it is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% and 50% Cabernet Franc. A great comfort wine and an easy to drink red blend with aroma of red fruits and delicate spice notes. Full bodied but, soft on the palate, finishing with mild tannins.
2018 Bodegas Sierra Salinas Monastrell “Mo”, Alicante, Spain - “Blueberries, violets, white pepper, and graphite notes all emerge from the 2018 Mo, which is 100% Monastrell, from old vines and high elevation vineyards, brought up all instainless steel. Juicy, medium-bodied, with good acidity, and plenty of fruit, it’s another smoking value from this importer. Drink it over the coming couple of years”. (jebdunnuck.com, 9/6/19)
2018 Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Le Marche, Italy- Vinified in cool, stainless-steel tanks and bottled with the gentlest spritz of naturally occurring carbon dioxide to minimize sulfur use. Green and crisp with aromas of peach, almond and bitter lime. It has good acidity and a pleasant almond and slightly chalky finish (like a good Chablis).
2017 Illuminati Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, “Riparosso,” Gli Abruzzi, Italy – “A balanced, medium-bodied red, with light tannins defining the expressive flavors of ripe plum, thyme, smoke and black olive paste. Drink now through 2021. 50,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.” (WS 6/30/19)
2018 Romain Duvernay, Domaine de la Grand’Ribe, Cotes du Rhone Blanc, France - Certified organic, this fuller bodied dry white is made from a classic assemblage of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.  Delicate floral aromatics of orange blossom, honeysuckle lead into plusher nectarine and green melon flavors along with subtle note of thyme and pepper. A well balanced wine, perfect with seafood, grilled poultry or ham.