New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Domaine Claude Riffault 'Chasseignes' Sancerre 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From 25- to 50-year-old vines on caillottes soils outside the village of Sury-en-Vaux, the 2015 Sancerre Les Chasseignes displays a very clear, deep, flinty-pure and coolish, but also intense and mineral nose of great precision and individual expression. This Sancerre is
Item Number: 23432
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Les Vins de Vienne 'Remeage' Blanc 2015
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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
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Tenuta di Trinoro 'Le Cupole' Rosso Toscana 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 29 "Alluring scents of ripe cherry, mulberry and fresh herbs complement concentrated flavors of cherry and sweet spice in this red. Offers a backbone of mouthcoating tannins and remains integrated as the finish lingers. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet
Item Number: 23486
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Chateau Maucoil Chateauneuf du Pape 2013
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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
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Domaine de Fondreche Rhone Red 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A terrific wine from this under-the-radar appellation (yet top wines from this estate shouldn’t surprise anyone), the 2014 Ventoux Domaine Rouge checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10 %Mourvèdre that was aged in a combination of tanks, foudres and barrels.
Item Number: 23265
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Les Darons By Jeff Carrel Languedoc 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 "What looks like another great vintage here, the 2015 AOP Languedoc les Darons is made from 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Carignan; grapes were completely destemmed, and fermented and aged all in concrete tanks. It sees absolutely no oak whatsoever. This medium to full-bodied,
Item Number: 23200
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Contini Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Inu 2012
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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
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 'Clos Rochette' Blanc 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This is very powerful for a white from this appellation. Full body, excellent structure. Plenty on the finish. More like a premier cru Meursault. Worth finding. Drink now." ~J.S.  Wall Street Journal Grade: "A Quest for Worthy 'Budget' Burgundies" ""...a full-bodied white
Item Number: 23220
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A Napa cab with ripe dark fruits on the nose as well as milk chocolate and some sage character. Balanced with fine tannins and ripe fruit character plus a medium finish. Drink now." ~ J.S.  (87% Cabernet Sauvignon/9% Merlot/3% Petit Verdot/1% Cabernet Franc). The wine matured
Item Number: 23127
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Luca 'Uco Valley' Malbec 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From new plantings in Gualtallary, the 2014 Malbec has increased the proportion of fruit coming from this cool place to make it approximately a 50/50 blend of Malbec fruit from Gualtallary and La Consulta, both in the Valle de Uco. There is a big jump in precision and harmony
Item Number: 23223
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2010
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Ripe and intense aromas of strawberries and blackberries with hints of black ink. Savory notes, too. Full-bodied, chewy and focused with linear fruit and character. Very finely crafted. Drink or hold."  Wine Advocate 91 "The 2010 Viña Alberdi is a Tempranillo blend from
Item Number: 23447
Bottle:$14.95
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Luigi Pira 'Serralunga' Barolo Nebbiolo 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Dense and complex, with a saline edge to the cherry, licorice, tar and underbrush flavors. The tannins are dense, mouthcoating and dusty, yet feel ripe. The lasting impression is of sweet fruit. Best from 2020 through 2034. 1,416 cases made. –BS"  Wine Information: Production
Item Number: 23289
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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Marques De Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Earthy, leathery aromas of baked red fruits fit the classic style. This is full on the palate but not heavy, with cola, molasses, coffee and heady raspberry and plum flavors. A warm finish with fine tannins and ripe flavors of chocolate, lightly baked black fruits and vanilla.
Item Number: 23377
Bottle:$31.95
Case: $191.70
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Columbia Crest 'H3' 'Les Chevaux' Red 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Supple, expressive and inviting, layering dark berry, licorice and toast flavors with specks of pepper and floral. Lingers easily against refined tannins. Merlot, Syrah, Viognier and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2018."
Item Number: 23153
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Monte Antico Rosso 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91  "This is one of the best value Italian reds on the market. Medium to full body with dried cherry, milk chocolate and light chili aromas and flavors. Long and delicious. Caressing mouthfeel. Bright acidity. A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now. Screw
Item Number: 23155
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Casa Castillo Monastrell 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The entry level wine here is the 2014 Monastrell, a wine that mixes grapes from different valley vineyards within the estate where you find more sand and clay and the age of the vines varies between 35 and five-years-old. Starting with this vintage, which was nothing short of
Item Number: 23211
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Sarah's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
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93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "This amazing wine can match up against wines double the price. Brawny red berries and wild cherries mix with cut sagebrush, eucalyptus and crushed graphite on the nose. The palate combines bright red, acid-driven raspberry fruit with the darker structure of elderberry. Throw in
Item Number: 23356
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Spice, underbrush, wild herbs and assorted red fruits all emerge from the charming, medium-bodied, supple, forward 2014 Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley. It's geared for drinking over the coming 3-4 years, but offers incredible quality for not much buck. Note, this is a mix
Item Number: 23103
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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De Wetshof Chardonnay 'Limestone Hill' 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A fresh white, with a quinine edge giving the core of green fig, yellow apple and white peach flavors extra zip through the floral-edged finish. Drink now through 2018." 10,000 cases made.–JM
Item Number: 23369
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2013
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98  "Fabulous structure for a Sassicaia with powerful, polished, chewy tannins and ripe, subtle fruit. Aromas of blueberry, black currant, rosemary and lavender. Full body, bright acidity and a savory finish. Juicy and lively. Better to drink this beginning in 2020 but so impressive
Item Number: 23150
Bottle:$195.95
Case: $1,175.70
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Bodegas Triton Tinta de Toro 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2015 Triton Tinta De Toro is a stunning wine from this relatively modest appellation and vineyard owned by Jorge Ordoñez and his partners. The wine, 100% Tinto de Toro, spent eight months sur lie in Burgundy and Bordeaux barrels. It is a killer example of Toro, which produces
Item Number: 23384
Bottle:$14.95
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Chateau Lamothe 'Cadillac- Cotes de Bordeaux' Rouge 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"This is a fine wine, with wood and fruit both rich and concentrated. It has spice, juicy black fruits and ripe tannins. It is developing slowly and surely and will be ready to drink from 2019. Cellar Selection."
Item Number: 23373
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Damilano 'Liste' Barolo 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2009 Barolo Liste boasts a luscious, dark color and is coming long nicely in terms of its evolution. Dried fruit and prune follow earthy richness and tobacco. The 2009 vintage is enduring, soft and extra supple. Drink: 2016-2028."-M.L.  Wine Spectator 92 "An elegant style,
Item Number: 23635
Bottle:$56.95
Case: $683.40
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Bodegas Mano a Mano Venta la 'Ossa' Syrah 2012
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 “Glass-staining ruby. Aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, earth and vanillin oak are lifted by a peppery nuance. Spicy cherry and cassis flavors show very good depth and pick up a bitter chocolate quality with air. Closes with gentle tannic grip and strong, spicy length." 
Item Number: 23392
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Mayard 'La Crau de Ma Mere' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The most muscular and structured of the lineup, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mere is knockout stuff. Made from 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, all from La Crau and aged almost all in foudre, it boasts terrific aromatics of black raspberry, raspberry,
Item Number: 23068
Bottle:$36.95
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