Monthly Specials


Apr 2018 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2016 Quinta de Gomariz Loureiro Branco, Vinho Verde, Portugal $6.99 $10.99 $72 ($6.00)
*2016 Vina Zorzal Garnacha Rosado, Navarra, Spain $6.99 $10.99 $72 ($6.00)
* 2016 Kaltern Schiava Rosso, Alto Adige, Italy $9.99 $12.99 $108 ($9.00)
*2016 Regis Boucabeille “Les Terrasses” Cotes du Roussillon, France $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
2016 Bodegas Cerro Chapeu Tannat de Reserva, Uruguay $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
2016 Casale del Giglio Bellone Bianco, Lazio, Italy $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2016 Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Blanc, France $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2008 Dehesa la Granja Tinto, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon, Sp. $14.99 $24.99 $168 ($14.00)

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 $109.99; the regular price would be $167, a savings of over 33%! (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.

*2016 Quinta de Gomariz Loureiro Branco, Vinho Verde, Portugal – (100% Loureiro) White flowers and honeyed-citrus notes with a slight spritz; it’s a well-balanced little wine with a crispy finish. A perfect aperitif or wine to accompany salads and grilled vegetables.
*2016 Vina Zorzal Garnacha Rosado, Navarra, Spain – “Deep neon pink. Spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors are complemented by a subtle floral nuance. Plush and seamless in texture, with no rough edges. A late jolt of white pepper adds bite. Closes with good focus and length, leaving a bitter cherry note behind.” (Vinous 6/17)
* 2016 Kaltern Schiava Rosso, Alto Adige, Italy- Schiava is an ancient grape that once was the predominant grape of the region. It’s a delicious, easy drinking red with cherry and red fruits notes and hints of bitter almonds. Medium bodied and soft on the palate with a hint of smoke, it finishes bright and balanced. This is one you can serve with a slight chill.
*2016 Regis Boucabeille “Les Terrasses” Cotes du Roussillon, France -  (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Carignan) A bistro wine to be consumed young. Dark black fruits and spice aromas; fleshy on the palate it finishes crisp with slight tannins.
2016 Bodegas Cerro Chapeu Tannat de Reserva, Uruguay - Tannat, historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC, is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay. Ordinarily very tannic, this Uruguayan version fermented in barrels, 50% American oak and 50% French, and aged for 18 months, has licorice and black fruits with a very supple, smooth and refined finish. A wine for burgers and steak.
2016 Casale del Giglio Bellone Bianco, Lazio, Italy- “Pale, bright straw-yellow. Intense, mineral- and floral-accented aromas of pear, tangerine and fennel, with a hint of fresh citrus fruit in the background. Juicy and precise, offering dainty but vibrant citrus, orchard stone fruit and mineral flavors, plus a hint of honey in the background. Finishes bright and long, with outstanding clarity and cut. As with most wines from Casale del Giglio, this absolutely lovely white wine delivers serious bang for the buck.” (Vinous 8/17)
2016 Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Blanc, France- “The 2016 Bila Haut Blanc is a blend of 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Macabeu & smaller amounts of Marsanne & Vermentino. From a mix of estate terroirs (schistes, clay, limestone & granite), it has racy, vibrant aromas & flavors of lime, salty minerality & white peach. Medium-bodied, seamless & incredibly drinkable, it’s absolutely worth buying.” (WA 230)
2008 Dehesa la Granja Tinto, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon, Sp.- (100% Tempranillo)“Deep ruby. A complex, perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, cola, smoked meat and mint. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that are firmed and lifted by juicy acidity. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a whisper of fine-grained tannins. A fine effort for the vintage and delicious right now.” (Vinous 9/14)