Monthly Specials

Dec 2020 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*Sulin 2019 Bianco "Giabine," Piedmont, Italy $ 7.99 $ 9.99 $84 ($7.00)
*Duvernay 2019 Costieres de Nimes Rouge, Rhone, France $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
*MDZ 2019 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($9.00)
*Grace Town 2020 Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
Cattin 2018 Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
Federico Bonfio 2012 Rosso "Le Portine," Tuscany, Italy $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
Chateau Haut Bourcier 2012 Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux, France $12.99 $17.99 $144 ($12.00)
Adami N/V Prosecco Brut "Garbel," Veneto, Italy $13.99 $15.99 $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 for the DECEMBER case-of-the-month is $114.99; (average bottle price: $9.58!!) the regular price would be $158, a savings of over 27%!

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.

*Sulin 2019 Bianco “Giabine,” Piedmont, Italy
- (60% Chardonnay and 40% Sauvignon Blanc) This is an easy drinking, fuller-bodied white with aromas of white flowers, pears, and green apples. Citrus and mineral flavors continue on the palate finishing with crispy acidity. A great aperitif, or try with seafood and salads.
*Duvernay 2019 Costieres de Nimes Rouge, Rhone, France - (85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Marselan) From Costières de Nîmes on the Languedoc side of the Rhone. Ripe Grenache cherry and black fruit aromas with liquorice, spice & hints of pepper. Dense, silky & balanced on the palate, it finishes with refined tannins.
*MDZ 2019 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina - 100% Malbec, raised without oak, and minimal intervention with aromas of mocha, and super ripe red fruits. Fuller bodied, with boysenberry, blackberry, cocoa and cola nut flavors on the palate. The wine displays good structure with a long finish that has hints of dried herbs and cedar wrapped in smooth tannins.
*Grace Town 2020 Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia- “The nose displays deep aromatic fruit concentration of melon and nectarine, with a touch of citrus, toasted almond and nougat. The palate is complex yet soft with excellent fruit intensity, gingerbread and spice from the French oak. Ripe white nectarine and melon characters are paired with a fresh grapefruit acidity.” (Winery notes)
Cattin 2018 Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France - Pinot Blanc is the lightest of the Alsatian wines and offers great value. This uncomplicated, straightforward wine has muted aromas of pear, apple, white flowers and citrus. A touch of pepper on the palate gives lift to this easy drinking light, fresh, crispy wine. 
Federico Bonfio 2012 Rosso “Le Portine,” Tuscany, Italy - (100% Sangiovese)  Earthy aromas of sour cherries, anise and spice with truffle notes. The palate is fresh, like a Chianti, finishing with mouthwatering acidity and refined tannins. This is an understated beauty with some nice bottle age and is perfect for tomato based pasta dishes and, of course, pizza!
Chateau Haut Bourcier 2012 Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux, France - Located directly across the Gironde river from Ch. Latour (Ok, I know it means nothing relative to quality but at least you get a sense of place.) A Decanter silver wine award winner in 2015 this 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot blend is “A charming wine with enveloping notes of vanilla, plums and red cherries. The palate is structured and full-bodied with a hefty but ripe dose of tannins & refreshing acidity. Stylish & long with a confident finish.”
Adami N/V Prosecco Brut “Garbel,” Veneto, Italy - White flowers, bright citrus and peach in this straight forward cheerful sparkling wine with a nicely focused bright finish. This has been our go-to Prosecco for some time now. Note the word garbèl in the local dialect refers to freshness and lightness, which describes this wine perfectly.