Monthly Specials


Feb 2020 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2017 Bodegas Naia Blanco "Las Brisas", Rueda, Spain $ 8.99 $11.99 $ 96 ($8.00)
*2018 Couly Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France $ 9.99 $16.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2018 Chateau Festiano Minervois, Languedoc, France $ 9.99 $14.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2017 Maison L. Tramier Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, France $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
2017 Remhoogte Soaring Eagle Red, Stellenbosch, South Africa $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
2018 Joel Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc "TYDY", Loire Valley, Fr. $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
2018 Taliano Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy $13.99 $16.99 $156 ($13.00)
2015 Colsanto Montefalco Rosso, Umbria, Italy $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 FEBRUARY case-of-the-month is $112.99; the regular price would be $174, a savings of over 35%! (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.
*2017 Bodegas Naia Blanco “Las Brisas”, Rueda, Spain – “This firm, savory white delivers herbal, grassy and ginger flavors, with notes of apple and pear. Grapefruit acidity keeps this lively. Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. 11,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.” (WS 9/30/18)
*2018 Couly Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France - (100% Chenin Blanc, known in Samur as Pineau de la Loire) Here the limestone soils grow racy wines with floral notes and a round, nuttiness that comes from the lees contact required by the appellation.
*2018 Chateau Festiano Minervois, Languedoc, France - (80% Carignan, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) Elegant and austere with mineral notes, Amaro spices, black fruits, cacao and wet garage floor. Medium bodied with a harmonious finish that balances acidity and velvety tannins.
*2017 Maison L. Tramier Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, France - Aromas of ripe red fruits with a touch of earth and pepper. Good density on the palette with racy acidity and refined tannins. A good example of Beaujolais Village at a great price.
2017 Remhoogte Soaring Eagle Red, Stellenbosch, South Africa -  (48% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Pinotage) This wine is aromatic, with notes of red cherries, black currant, fynbos and white pepper. Berries, cherries and fresh vanilla on the palette with an elegant, balanced mouth feel and a savory finish, lengthened by chalky tannins. Modern, but not overblown.
2018 Joel Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc “TYDY”, Loire Valley, Fr. –“A ripe wine with hints of tropical fruits as well as lemon and pink grapefruit, this is fruity and lightly textured. Its freshness and lightness are already attractive. Drink now.” (WS 10/19)
2018 Taliano Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy- (100% Arneis) - The signature white grape of the Piedmont.) This wine has aromas of white flowers and dried herbs with notes of crisp peach and apricot. A crisp, medium bodied wine with the structure to balance the lively acidity and a finish that is fresh, pleasant and definitely tasty.
2015 Colsanto Montefalco Rosso, Umbria, Italy – “Subdued aromas of dark-skinned fruit, toast and underbrush lift out of the glass. Made with Sangiovese and Sagrantino, the medium-bodied palate offers prune and a hint of ground clove alongside dusty, astringent tannins that dry out the close. Drink soon to capture the remaining fruit.” (WS 12/19) Still plenty of fruit, but this IS the big gun of the case.