Monthly Specials


May 2017 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2014 Grilos Dao Tinto Reserva, Dao, Portugal $ 8.99 $11.99 $ 96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Le Ballon Blanc, Languedoc, France $ 8.99 $10.99 $ 96 ($ 8.00)
*2016 Huber Grüner Veltliner "Hugo", Austria $ 9.99 $14.99 $114 ($ 9.50)
*2015 Vera de Estenas Bobal Estenas, Utiel-Requena, Spain $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
2015 Casa Ferreirinha Douro Blanco "Planalto", Douro, Portugal $10.99 $15.99 $120 ($10.00)
2013 Tournon Shiraz “Mathilda”, Victoria, Australia $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2016 Dom. de Blais 2016 Côtes de Provence rosé, Provence, France $12.99 $15.99 $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 May case-of-the-month is $109.99; the regular price would be $162, a savings of over 30%!
*2014 Grilos Dao Tinto Reserva, Dao, Portugal - (40% Aragonez, 40% Touriga Nacional and 20% Jaen.) “This full-bodied red has nice focus, with blackberry and currant notes flanked by herb, spice box and licorice details and minerally undertones. The tannins are integrated and give texture to the floral-edged finish. Drink now through 2020. 25,000 cases made.” (WS 4/30/17)
*2016 Le Ballon Blanc, Languedoc, France- (50% Vermentino & 50% Sauvignon Blanc) The quintessential French country table wine, with unbelievable drinkability. It has a clean, fresh, & fruity taste with notes of citrus & green apple finishing with a nice dry quality and pleasant almond bitterness.
*2016 Huber Grüner Veltliner “Hugo”, Austria - Aromas of green apple, lemon and lime, a tad richer than the usual Grüner. Typical GV finish with bright vibrant spicy acidity. A great summer aperitif and a lovely match with aromatic Thai, Chinese or Indian cuisine.
*2015 Vera de Estenas Bobal Estenas, Utiel-Requena, Spain- Medium bodied with aromas of ripe red fruits, damson plums and red licorice finishing with mild tannins and bright acidity. Serve with a slight chill and pair with chicken or Valencian paella made with rabbit or chicken, and snails.
2015 Casa Ferreirinha Douro Blanco “Planalto”, Douro, Portugal –“… an unoaked blend of 25% Viosinho, 20% Malvasia Fina, 15% each of Gouveio, Códega and Arinto, plus 5% each of Rabigato and Moscatel. This is one of my favorite values when I’m in Portugal (running just about 5 Euros there) and just looking for an uncomplicated glass of something. This is one of its best vintages. Showing fine tension on the finish and intensity of fruit flavor—in a dry, controlled fashion—this is clean, fresh and lovely. These are made to drink young and they will not necessarily reward aging. So, take note. We’ll see how the screwcap affects the aging curve, but it is drinking great now & it may have nowhere to go but down. That’s a hint.” (WA #228)
2013 Tournon Shiraz “Mathilda”, Victoria, Australia - “Velvety and focused, aiming the plum and black pepper flavors into a lithe structure that settles gently into the long and vivid finish. Best from 2016 through 2019. 4,000 cases imported.” (WS 8/31)
2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge, AOP Languedoc, France – (60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan) ripe aromas of black fruits and peppery garrigue with flavors that strike a balance between juiciness and earthiness. A drinkable, medium bodied southern Rhone style finishing with a dusting of supple tannins.         
2016 Dom. de Blais Côtes de Provence Rosé, Provence, France - Primarily a blend of Grenache and Cinsault, this is classic Provençal rosé with ethereal melon and strawberry notes wrapped around a creamy mid palate. The finish is clean with mild acidity.