New Arrivals at Empire WineSM

Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga 2012
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Elegant and solidly built, with floral, cherry, strawberry and mineral flavors buoyed by vibrant acidity and dense tannins. Stays fresh and persistent, presenting a lingering, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2032. 845 cases made." ~ BS  Sourced from several
Item Number: 24905
Case: $443.40

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 92 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Freemark Abbey’s generic bottling from Napa, is a brilliant example, and at $50, a heck of a value. It is also one of their larger cuvées at 24,332 cases. A blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Item Number: 25083
Case: $383.40

Le G de Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2014
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90-91 "The G de Guiraud 2014 has quite a complex bouquet with lively citrus fruit intermixed with sea cave scents. There is something almost marine-like here. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, appreciable weight in the mouth with light green apple and spice notes
Item Number: 25003
Case: $227.40

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "O'Shaughnessy's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is one of the very best values readers will find in top-notch Napa Valley Cabernet. A host of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco give the 2014 a good deal of aromatic complexity to balance the natural
Item Number: 24791

Continuum 'Meritage' Proprietary Red 2013
97  Wine Advocate 
James Sucking 99 "Impressive purity of fruit and definition with blackcurrant, oyster shell, blueberries and slate. Graphite, too. Very complex yet subtle. Full-bodied, very chewy and powerful yet polished and gorgeous. Muscular, well-formed tannins. Electric style. Drink in 2020. Publish Date:
Item Number: 24934

Orben Rioja 2009
90  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 90 "The 2009 Orben is unashamedly modern-styled, a little international, displaying notes of smoke and peat only the very best oak barrels are able to give. The fruit is ripe, more black than red, with plenty of spice aromas. The medium to full bodied-palate reveals a powerful
Item Number: 24781
Case: $311.40

Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"This is the best classic Pupille in years. Aromas of blackberry, chocolate, spice, and black tea. Hints of cream. Full to medium body, round tannins. Shows the great quality of the fantastic 2015 vintage. Great value."
Item Number: 24953
Case: $155.40
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Hartford Family Winery RRV Zinfandel 2015
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 “This is what Russian River Zinfandel is all about. Rich, dynamic and layered, with complex fruit, offering notes of jammy black raspberry, stony mineral, herbes de Provence and licorice. The finish unfurls at length. Drink now through 2026” – Wine Spectator, 2017
Item Number: 24987
Case: $359.40

Antinori 'Badia a Passignano' Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Leather and licorice notes frame a core of cherry in this rich, dense red. Graphite, tobacco and smoke notes add interest as this unwinds on the long, savory aftertaste. Balanced, with a firm, minerally finish. Drink now through 2023."
Item Number: 25032
Case: $293.70
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Pallus 'Pensees de Pallus' Chinon 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Dark ruby-colored the 2013 Chinon Les Pensées de Pallus Cabernet Franc offers a nicely matured and sweet red fruit aroma intertwined with floral aromas like licorice and violets, but also crystalline or earthy/vegetal flavors. Silky-textured, fresh and vital, with a stunning
Item Number: 24881
Case: $215.40

E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 "The 2013 Cotes du Rhone, which is scheduled to be bottled in November, is a bigger, richer wine than I remember and has tons of ripe Syrah characteristics. Black olives, smoked earth, pepper and plenty of dark fruit all emerge from this inky-colored, straight-up impressive
Item Number: 24787
Case: $143.40

Trefethen Family Vineyard 'Oak Knoll' Chardonnay 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Chardonnay Oak Knoll District offers loads of crisp white peach, honeysuckle, apple blossom and citrus oil notes followed by a zesty, well-balanced and impeccably clean and fresh Chardonnay with the oak barely noticeable whatsoever. This is a medium to full-bodied,
Item Number: 25045
Case: $263.40

Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A vibrant white with flowers, dried lemon and lime. Medium body, intense fruit and a long, flavor finish. Energetic white. A blend of grapes from Aconcagua as well as Casablanca and Aconcagua Costa. Drink now. Screw cap.  Vinous Media 91 Pale yellow. Fresh pear, Meyer lemon and
Item Number: 24975
Case: $155.40

Marziano Abbona 'Pressenda' Barolo 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96"A wine with beautiful depth of fruit and richness with floral and berry character. Such purity. Full body, with fabulous concentration and balance. It lasts for minutes. One of the big surprises of the vintage. Better in 2018." ~J.S.
Item Number: 25052

Altos 'Altamira' Malbec 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "There are two separate wines from appellations in the Uco Valley, one of them the 2014 Malbec Appellation Altamira that comes from one appellation that has been officially named Paraje Altamira. This is a delicate Malbec from a low-yielding vintage, with up to 30% less grapes than
Item Number: 24834
Case: $209.70

Hecht & Bannier Cote du Roussillon 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-91 "Gregory Hecht calls 2012 the revenge of the Syrah in Roussillon. Tasted assembled from tank, this 2012 exhibits a Syrah-typical, soy-like streak that serves for mouthwatering persistence. An almost bitter point of collective dark berry, resinous herb and carnal concentration
Item Number: 24840
Case: $191.40

Domaine Faiveley 'Rochette' Mercurey Blanc 2013 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
92  James Suckling 
Vinous 89-91 "Bright straw-yellow. Apple and pear on the nose, along with a pronounced smoky minerality that carries through onto the palate. Rich, silky and deep, with the mineral character keeping the wine fresh. The very broad, palate-dusting finish builds slowly and subtly. Part of this
Item Number: 24880
Case: $173.40

Ernesto Catena 'Padrillos' Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A fresh and fruity wine with blackberry, plum, and cherry character. Medium body,fine tannins and a fresh finish. A cool, refined and trend setting wine."-JS  "Ernesto Catena Selections are an expression of Ernesto Catena's intense passion for wine, Argentina, art, and life. A
Item Number: 24983
Case: $107.40

Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "This embodies the delicate and polished side of Sangiovese without the extra distractions that come with over extraction or abundant oak. This wine speaks of the vintage and the grapes. Delicate notes of tar and smoke rise above wild berry and cherry aromas. This is great choice
Item Number: 24785
Case: $191.40

Finca Villacreces Pruno 2014
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Spectator 90 "Plum and boysenberry flavors are ripe and juicy in this plump red. Notes of tar and mineral impart a savory aspect, while firm tannins and orange peel acidity lend focus. Drink now through 2024."  Wine & Spirits 91 "Tight. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when tasting
Item Number: 24782
Case: $203.40

J. Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2013
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Enjoys a deep nose with white pepper, graphite notes and bright red fruits. The palate is powerful and intense with black cherry and dark, muscular berry fruit, crisp acid and some neat, grippy, slightly salted tannins. The finish is long with berries and spice. "
Item Number: 24984
Case: $119.40

The Calling Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This straightforward wine shows an exuberance of toasted oak and grip at first before relaxing into its more mannered self, a twist of cedar and sage giving it a classic sensibility. Cassis and black cherry take on more power on the full-bodied palate, exhibiting the soft
Item Number: 24891
Case: $323.40
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

St Francis 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Zesty and easygoing, this is fun to drink, delivering aromas of black cherry and toasty spice that combine with lively, medium-bodied raspberry and grilled anise flavors. Drink now through 2025."
Item Number: 24933
Case: $203.40

Faustino Gran Reserva I 2004
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Reedy red-fruit aromas feature a note of green. This is tannic in feel, with a mix of red-leaning raspberry, currant and strawberry flavors. Tea, herb and other grassy notes make for a dry finish. Overall this is excellent, although it does have an herbal character. Drink
Item Number: 24879
Case: $395.40

Molino Barolo 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Fascinating aromas of walnuts, dark berries and hazelnuts, yet this remains subtle and complex. Full-bodied and very intense with sliced berries, orange peel and cream. Goes on for minutes. Very fine. Drink in 2020. Publish Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017"  Wine Information
Item Number: 24951
Case: $395.40