New Arrivals at Empire WineSM

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2013
100  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 100 "The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly
Item Number: 22688
Case: $1,175.94
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Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a much more friendly, supple, fruit-forward style of wine with loads of créme de cassis, plum, licorice and spice. This opulent, full-bodied wine is certainly going to be a big hit with consumers. It is broad, savory and pretty much everything
Item Number: 22732

Companhia Das Lezirias 'Tyto Alba' Red 2012
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Cellar Selection "Named after the barn owl (Tyto alba) that nests in the woods of the Lezirias estate, this has great tannins that give shape to the dense black fruits. With a powerful structure and so much of the Touriga Nacional perfumes, this is a wine for aging. Drink from
Item Number: 22695
Case: $203.40

Bodegas Luzon Crianza Seleccion 2012
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Opaque ruby. Assertive aromas of fresh red and dark berries are complemented by suggestions of incense, vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy, focused and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors deepened by dark chocolate and licorice
Item Number: 22774
Case: $119.40

Bodega NQN 'P15' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 " This offers red plum and dried berry flavors that are refined and well-structured, with an open-textured appeal. Firm savory notes linger into the crisp finish. Pure and fresh. Drink now through 2020. "~K.M.  " Deep ruby red in color, complex aromas of spices, red peppers and
Item Number: 22841
Case: $95.40

Casa Castillo El Molar 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2014 El Molar, pure Garnacha from young vineyards planted on north facing slopes, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in used barrels for one year before bottling. The nose is nothing short of spectacular for a challenging vintage like 2014, when they had to sort
Item Number: 22773
Case: $179.40

Flowers Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014
90  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 90 "This iteration of Flowers’ multi-vineyard blend from western Sonoma is a bit lush compared to some other vintages, perhaps due to the warmth of the 2014 growing season, yet it’s stitched together by brisk coastal acidity and the tannins of fruit grown on sandy ridgetops. Its
Item Number: 22809
Case: $467.40

Les Vins de Vienne 'Remeage' Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This sports bright anise, peach and apricot notes, staying lively through the finish, with hints of mirabelle plum and green almond. Shows lots of range and energy. Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2017. 800 cases imported."   To celebrate their land,
Item Number: 23112
Case: $179.40

Contini Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Inu 2012
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Full ruby-red. Deep, complex aromas of black cherry, truffle and clove are complicated by flinty minerals. Very dense but juicy, conveying an impression of brooding energy to its flavors of red cherry, smoky plum and aromatic herb. Still youthfully imploded but displays lovely
Item Number: 23088
Case: $227.40

Susana Esteban Aventura Tinto 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A pure-tasting and minerally red that smacks of luscious red raspberry and spiced red currant flavors. Juniper berry notes on the elegant, peppery finish. Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2019. 800 cases made."
Item Number: 22764
Case: $197.40

Robert Craig 'Affinity' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa,
Item Number: 22602

S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2008
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "Deep ruby with an amber rim. Brooding coffee and cocoa nuances complicate rich dark cherry and blackberry syrup on the nose. Large-scaled, dense and juicy, showing tactile flavors of dark berries and chocolate complemented by a note of underbrush. This long, smoothly tannic wine
Item Number: 22800
Case: $269.70

Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2007
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"Steeped prune, vanilla, resin, exotic spice and crushed blue flower aromas lead the way on this concentrated wine. The rich, dense palate delivers blackberry jam, raisin, licorice and mocha while firm, glossy tannins provide structure." ~K.O.
Item Number: 22871
Case: $395.40

Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I might have under-estimated the 2014 Côte de Brouilly when I tasted a barrel sample last year. Here, it is a little more backward on the nose compared directly with the Brouilly Reverdon, although there are some lovely strawberry, cranberry and subtle marine scents to discern.
Item Number: 22713

San Felice 'IL Grigio' Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Beginning to come together, this red exudes cherry, leather, iron and tea flavors, allied to a powerful structure. The finish tips toward the astringent side, but shows length and ample fruit for balance. Best from 2017 through 2024." 21,600 cases made. –BS "28-30°C
Item Number: 22832
Case: $215.40

Perrier Jouet Blason Rose NV
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine and Spirits 92  "Succulent strawberry flavors give this a round, supple richness. The finish is perfumed with red fruit, ending bright and sweet without any candied character. Mouthwatering and complete, this is a delicious rose to serve with shrimp tempura."  Wine Spectator 91 "Vibrant and
Item Number: 22668
Case: $359.70

Michel Gassier 'Lou Coucardie' Rouge 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 - "The richest and most concentrated cuvee, the 2011 Costieres De Nimes Lou Coucardie, which was bottled earlier in the year, offers up aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, chocolate, graphite, licorice and hints of smoked herbs. A blend of 48% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 22%
Item Number: 22686
Case: $263.40

Kistler 'Vine Hill' Chardonnay 2013
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "From the vineyard in front of the winery, the 2013 Chardonnay Vine Hill Road Vineyard offers up the classic Old Wente clone style of white peach, white currants, honeysuckle, apple blossom, medium to full body, gorgeous purity and richness in a style similar to a Corton
Item Number: 22794

Cune Reserva Rioja 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "This sleek red offers cherry, licorice, mineral and smoke flavors that mingle harmoniously over light, firm tannins, driven by lively acidity through the savory finish. Discreet, but shows depth and intensity. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported. –TM"  About Cune CUNE 
Item Number: 22733
Case: $263.40

Antica Chardonnay 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Fresh apple blossom, green apple skin and citrus notes are present in the tart, minerally, naked 2013 Chardonnay that does a California imitation of a premier cru from Chablis. The long experience of the Antinori family making wines is reflected in this medium-bodied, stylish,
Item Number: 22589
Case: $143.70

Chateau Maucoil Chateauneuf du Pape 2013
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92"Maucoil's 2013 is a sturdy, full-bodied wine. It's plummy, dense and earthy, with nuances of cracked pepper and mocha showing themselves on the palate. The finish—long, firm and peppery—bodes well for aging. Drink now–2025."
Item Number: 23147
Case: $443.40

Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
93  James Suckling 
Wilfred Wong 93  "One of the great wines from one of the Napa Valley's ripest and most balanced vintages, the 2012 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% satisfying from start to finish. The wine shows loads of red and blue fruits in the flavors, a touch of oak and excellent firmness in the finish. Pair
Item Number: 22977
Case: $575.40

Antinori 'Castello della Sala' Bramito del Cervo Chard 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This creamy white is medium-bodied and bright, with rich notes of glazed apple, lemon meringue, dried marjoram and chopped hazelnut, enlivened by vibrant acidity. Offers a clean-cut, minerally finish. Drink now through 2021."
Item Number: 22768
Case: $98.70

Antinori Tignanello 2013
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic. 80% sangiovese and 20% cabernet
Item Number: 22725
Case: $533.70

Stewart Cellars 'Sonoma' Pinot Noir 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Dark and potent, with a rich array of blackberry, mineral and dusty, cedary oak notes, showing a crushed rock loaminess to the texture and flavors. Ends with a burst of fruitiness. Drink now through 2024. 770 cases made. –JL"  About the winery Stewart Cellars was founded in
Item Number: 22824
Case: $503.40
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