Monthly Specials

Jul 2018 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2014 Cabriz Tinto, Dao, Portugal $ 8.99 $10.99 $ 96 ($ 8.00)
*2017 Antoine Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France $ 9.99 $11.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2016 Enrique Mendoza Monastrell "La Tremenda," Alicante, Spain $ 9.99 $12.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2017 Giraudon Aligoté, Burgundy, France $10.99 $12.99 $120 ($10.00)
2017 Rosé 83 Côtes de Provence, France $11.99 $14.99 $132 ($11.00)
2016 Chateau Les Vieux Moulines, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux, France $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
N/V Sulin Brut "Naufragar", Piedmont, Italy $12.99 $16.99 $144 ($12.00)
2015 Pasqua Rosso IGT "Passimento", Veneto, Italy $14.99 $19.99 $168 ($14.00)

Wine Notes

Here is the line-up for our case of the month and as always,
there are 2 each of the first four wines (*) and 1 each of the last four wines

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 July case-of-the-month is $114.99; the regular price would be $164, a savings of 30%!

*2014 Cabriz Tinto, Dao, Portugal – “A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on the finish, accented by hints of pepper. Drink now through 2020. 208,000 cases made.” (WS 6/15/16)
*2017 Antoine Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France – Aromas of passion fruit and citrus with herbal/ grassy notes. Subtle, almost effervescent & lively feeling, very dry & minerally. Pair with seafood or poultry.
*2016 Enrique Mendoza Monastrell “La Tremenda,” Alicante, Spain – “… fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barriques for six months. 2016 is a cooler year than 2014 or 2015, and the wines reflect it. It was not an easy year; they had to do a strict selection of grapes, and it paid off. It has the character of the variety, with its elegant rusticity with a fresh, herbal twist and a palate with fine-grained tannins, nicely textured and with a supple, very tasty finish. This is a superb introduction to Monastrell from Alicante at an incredible price. 50,000 bottles produced.” (WA #234)
*2017 Giraudon Aligoté, Burgundy, France – The other white wine grape of Burgundy; this is fresh, clean and minerally with ripe green apple notes. Since this grape historically produced very, very lean, dry white wines, one of the Dukes of Burgundy created the “Kir” cocktail years ago by adding Crème de Cassis to Aligôté wine. A perfect wine for summer, served outside, with grilled chicken or shrimp.
2017 Rosé 83 Côtes de Provence, France - The “83” refers to the department number of the Var, the winery’s home county in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. This is an open, gentle wine with strawberry and raspberry notes with a text book, creamy, Provençal mid-palate that finishes dry and crisp. Serve well chilled.
2016 Chateau Les Vieux Moulines, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux, France- (80% merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) Aromas of ripe black and red fruits wrapped in a musky leather glove. Medium bodied and well textured, it finishes with tongue coating dusty tannins. A quintessential Bordeaux. Serve with roasted meats.
N/V Sulin Brut “Naufragar”, Piedmont, Italy– A fresh and fragrant Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay blend with notes of Asian pears and figs. This balanced, generous wine is an excellent alternative to Prosecco. Serve as an aperitif with soft cheese and charcuterie.
2015 Pasqua Rosso IGT “Passimento”, Veneto, Italy- A Blend of Merlot and Corvina, hand harvested, then left to dry for 1 month in wooden trays in the Fruttaio (a well-ventilated drying chamber used for wines like Amarone). Deep ruby red in color with aromas of red berries with hints of spices. The palate is balanced with velvety tannins, and it has a soft and round finish.