Monthly Specials

Oct 2019 Usual Case
(cs.btl cost)
*2017 Finca la Estacada Tempranillo, DO Ucles, Spain $ 7.99 $10.99 $ 84 ($ 7.00)
*2018 Domaine Estrade Cotes de Gascogne Blanc, France $ 9.99 $12.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2018 Chakana Bonarda "Nuna Vineyard,", Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina $ 9.99 $14.99 $108 ($ 9.00)
*2018 Fremondo Falanghina, Campania, Italy $10.99 $13.99 $120 ($10.00)
2018 Cerro Chapeu Chardonnay Reserva, Uruguay $11.99 $13.99 $132 ($11.00)
Rosemont of Virginia N/V White Wine, LaCrosse, Virginia $12.99 $14.99 $144 ($12.00)
2017 Bacchus Pinot Noir, "Ginger Cuvee", California $13.99 $15.99 $156 ($13.00)
2017 Bacchus Pinot Noir, "Ginger Cuvee", California $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 OCTOBER case-of-the-month is $112.99; (average bottle price: $9.42!!) the regular price would be $166, a savings of over 31%!

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 Finca la Estacada Tempranillo, DO Ucles, Spain - (100% Tempranillo – aged 6 months in American oak) From a DO carved out of the huge Castila-La Mancha region in 2005, this is your new house red. Aromas of black fruits, herbs and a touch of vanilla. This is a juicy, full bodied wine that finishes smooth and balanced with mild, refined tannins.
*2018 Domaine Estrade Cotes de Gascogne Blanc, France - (40% Colombard, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Ugni Blanc) A classic Gascogne blend with mild aromas of white currants and herbs. It is rich and full on the palate with a delightful fresh, crisp finish. We love the lower 11.5% alcohol as well!
*2018 Chakana Bonarda “Nuna Vineyard” Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina -  Bonarda, the second most planted grape in Argentina, is originally from Italy where it is known as Douce Noir and in California it’s called Charbono. The Chakana Nuna vineyard is the estate vineyard and is now certified organic and the winery is moving toward Biodynamic certification. The medium bodied Nuna Bonarda has mild aromas of Plums, black fruits and violets with softer, refined tannins and balanced tangy finish.
*2018 Fremondo Falanghina, Campania, Italy - Pronounced notes of daphne blossom mesh with tropical fruit impressions and a touch of nuttiness in this dry, fresh, aromatic white wine from Campania. Perfect with all sorts of grilled and baked fish.
2018 Cerro Chapeu Chardonnay Reserva, Uruguay - Always a favorite, once you have had a chance to taste. 60% of the wine is aged in new French oak, on the lees, which gives a certain weight and viscosity that reminds one of California.  Aromas of melon, mango and apples with a touch of toasted almonds and honey; it finishes dry with lively acidity.
Rosemont of Virginia N/V White Wine, LaCrosse, Virginia –A non-vintage blend of estate grown Vidal Blanc, Chardonel and Traminette. Mildly aromatic, this is a dry crisp, white wine with a rich mouth feel and nice acidity on the finish. It is an all-purpose white wine that would appeal to a wide audience & would make a nice aperitif or pair with chicken, salmon or whitefish. Remember October is Virginia Wine Month!
2017 Bacchus Pinot Noir, “Ginger Cuvee”, California - Fruit is largely sourced from Monterey County.  50% is fermented in tank, 50% in neutral oak, then aged for 8 months in large neutral oak barrels.  Mid-weight, fruit forward Pinot Noir with good acidity and balance.
2016 Rocca Giovanni Langhe Rosso, “Rucat”, Piedmont, Italy - (40 % Nebbiolo d’Alba, 40% Barbera d’Alba, 5 % Dolcetto, 5 % Freisa. Yeah we know that’s only 90% but that is the winery info.) Aged 12 months in barrels with aromas of plum, dried cherries/strawberries and vanilla, this is a balanced, full-bodied Langhe red with refined tannins that relax quickly in the glass and beautiful Nebbiolo acidity.