New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Domaine Lafage 'Bastide' Miraflors 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his
Item Number: 21541
Bottle:$11.75
Case: $141.00
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Calluna Estate 'Chalk Hill' Red 2011
96  John Gilman 
John Gilman 96 "The bouquet is simply stunning… On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and supremely elegant, with a great core of sweet fruit, strikingly soil-driven and perfectly balanced, with firm, ripe and integrated tannins, laser-like focus and a very, very long, refined and complex
Item Number: 21900
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Wines of Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "Tasted out of barrel, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon should be just as good as the 2013. Seeing all native yeast, 42 days on skins, 12 months in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it offers classic plum and blackberry fruit intermixed with ample licorice, toasted bread
Item Number: 21516
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Routestock Cellars ‘Route 121' Chardonnay 2013
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This is a dry, full-bodied deal of a wine, offering melon, papaya and zesty acidity around plenty of breadth and depth. Textured and luxurious, it finishes in ginger and Asian pear." ~ Virginina Boone, June 2016  " The 2013 Routestock Carneros Chardonnay has a delightful
Item Number: 21660
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Francesca Castaldi 'Nina' Vespolina 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2014 Vespolina Nina is bright and focused throughout, with plenty of lively red stone fruit, cherry pit, mint, tobacco and mountain herb nuances. Aromatic and beautifully delineated, the 2014 is a drop-dead gorgeous entry-level offering from Francesca Castaldi." ~ AG  About
Item Number: 21599
Bottle:$17.95
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Domaine de Remizieres Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Showing much better than last year, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Particuliere Blanc (100% Marsanne) has a rich, concentrated and fleshy feel to go with plenty of stone fruits, white currants and minerality. Enjoy this medium to full-bodied, layered and textured beauty over the
Item Number: 21565
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $119.70
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Bodegas Naia Verdejo 2014
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Green-tinged straw. Fresh flowers, mineral-accented Meyer lemon, melon and an exotic hint of passion fruit on the deeply perfumed nose. Pliant and broad in the mouth, offering juicy pit and tropical fruit flavors that tighten up in the mid-palate. The floral quality repeats on a
Item Number: 21747
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Chateau Saint Ahon Haut Medoc 2010
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"While this is certainly a structured wine, it also has generous, full and ripe fruit flavors of black plum and berry, plus firm tannins and acidity. Saint Ahon, in the southern part of the Haut-Médoc, is showing great promise with this wine."
Item Number: 21754
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines,
Item Number: 21616
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of fresh porcini mushroom, dark berry and earth follow through to a full body with soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. So delicious now."~J.S.  Wine Enthusiast 91 “From vines planted in 2001 in San Patricio del Chañar, in the Neuquén region, this is seductive
Item Number: 21561
Bottle:$10.95
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Villa Maria 'Private Bin' Sauvignon Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Light and crisp, with tangy lime, melon and peach flavors that are succulent and smooth, finishing juicy, with plenty of focus and intensity."
Item Number: 21533
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Lopez de Heredia 'Vina Tondonia' Gran Reserva 1995
97  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 97 "The only current red Gran Reserva is the 1995 Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva, the one that is produced exactly the same as before, including fining with egg whites and sealing with red wax. 1995 was an excellent and early harvest, the grapes achieved full ripeness and were
Item Number: 21833
Bottle:$95.95
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Domaine Remizieres Hermitage Cuvee Emile 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Looking at the releases in bottle, the 2011 Hermitage Cuvee Emilie is another rock star that offers thrilling notes of black raspberry, charcoal, leather, pepper and serious minerality to go with a rich, full-bodied profile on the palate. Fresh, pure and lively, with surprising
Item Number: 21566
Bottle:$65.95
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Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Firm in texture, brimming with raspberry, black cherry, violet and herb flavors that come together harmoniously on the finish against refined tannins. Best from 2018 through 2024."
Item Number: 21596
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #3' Syrah 2012
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "My favorite, as it would be if we were tasting Guigal’s La Mouline, is the 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 3, which is 84% Syrah and 16% Viognier with 10% whole-clusters. From a south-facing block, this is definitely a wine of great intensity and incredible
Item Number: 21609
Bottle:$125.95
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Mas Belles Eaux Les Coteaux 2009
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91Effusively fruity and creamy, with well-defined flavors of red currant, wild plum and boysenberry that are matched with seductive notes of sandalwood. Blood orange and dark chocolate give this an added layer of intensity, with a refined finish. Drink now through 2018.
Item Number: 21589
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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A to Z Winery Chardonnay 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"A superb value, this drinks way above its price. Buttery apple fruit is bedecked with cinnamon and buttressed with refreshing mineral-drenched acids. A nice hint of toast avoids any suggestion of clumsiness or artificiality."~WS
Item Number: 21717
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2013 Creta Roble, is also a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-plus-year-old vines from an area of Ribera del Duera known as La Horra (Pingus and Aalto emerged from this area as well). This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of
Item Number: 21802
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Stags' Leap Winery 'The Investor' Red 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A blend of 38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec aged in a combination of French and American oak for 16 months, the 2013 Proprietary Red The Investor is an intriguing combination of grapes. Stags’ Leap winemaker Christophe Paubert (from Bordeaux) has
Item Number: 21691
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Chateau Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Shows range to the blood orange, peach pit, white raspberry and white cherry fruit flavors, gilded with notes of sandalwood and savory through the finish. Sneakily long, offering underlying minerality. Drink now through 2017. 250 cases imported.—J.M."  New York Times Wine
Item Number: 21584
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Chateau Vignelaure Provence Rose 2015
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Editor's Choice"Pale salmon in color with intense notes of pink grapefruit, peach, and strawberry. The mouth is round, fresh, and balanced with a long finish. A delicious partner to spicy mediterranean seafood dishes."
Item Number: 21745
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Ridge Vineyards 'Estate' Chardonnay 2014
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95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Reticent apricot nose, with considerable purity of fruit. Fresh attack – lean and sleek – with vibrant apricot and citrus fruit; taut and intense. A wine with pungency and structure, and an almost Burgundian persistence of flavour. Harmonious, textured and long. "-Decanter  Wine
Item Number: 21522
Bottle:$46.45
Case: $557.40
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Tikves Wines Special Selection Vranec 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The inky-colored 2013 Vranac Special Selection (100% Vranac, which is the local grape of Macedonia) offers upfront, voluptuous levels of black raspberry, plum, violets and spring flowers. Full-bodied, decadent and a borderline big fruit bomb, it nevertheless has fabulous purity of
Item Number: 21663
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Monte Antico Rosso 2011
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "This is real Tuscan wine at an excellent price. It's fresh and bright with dried cherry and citrus fruit aromas and flavors. Long and vivid finish. Drink and enjoy."~JS
Item Number: 21513
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Trimbach Riesling 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
James Suckling 91 "A tangy and flavorful white with sliced lemon and minerally character plus attractive phenolic texture. Full body. Real Alsace riesling."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "While this has a tight corset of freshness and structure, expressive notes of peach show their exuberance. The palate
Item Number: 21723
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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