New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


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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Domaine Fourrey Chablis Mont de Milieu 1er Cru 2014
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Magnificent and complex aromas of honeysuckle and lime fruit with extra layers of chalk, stones and white pepper. Displaying an intensely lively palate of marmalade and harmonious fruit underpinned by a chalky, mineral finish. An elegant and classic example of Chablis with a
Item Number: 22123
Bottle:$25.95
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tenshen Winery Rhone White Blend 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Expressive, aromatic and juicy, featuring a rich, ripe, fleshy core of apricot and peach, accented with vanilla bean, honeysuckle and melon flavors. A spicy note lingers on the long finish. Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now. 5,100 cases made."—M.W.
Item Number: 22128
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Odette Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95  "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits graphite, blackberry and cassis, chocolate and a touch of mineral in a full-bodied, layered and impressively pure style. It’s a big wine for Stags Leap (15.4% alcohol), but gorgeously pure, with everything well-knit into a sensational
Item Number: 22186
Bottle:$109.95
Case: $1,319.40
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Terra Noble Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90Savory and richly spiced, this complex red offers open-textured flavors of cherry, sandalwood and roasted plum. Unctuous and creamy midpalate. Finishes with notes of dark chocolate, mint and licorice. Drink now through 2017
Item Number: 22172
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Flamboyant and concentrated red in an old school way. Full-bodied and very velvety. Big and juicy. Needs time to soften and come together but some may like its full-throttle style now."~JS   The Wine Advocate 90  "The Faust 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon comes largely from
Item Number: 21903
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93  "This is extremely fine and focused with ultra-fine tannins and a beautiful black currant and spearmint undertone. Full and fruity. Yet reserved and interesting. A triumph for the price. Drink or hold."   Wine and Spirits 92 "The Indelicato family makes this wine at their Napa
Item Number: 21898
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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CVA Pinyolet Garnacha 2013
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90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Vivid ruby-red. Aromas of ripe red berries, lavender, allspice and white pepper, with a faint smokiness. The sweet and seamless palate conveys juicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors that fan out nicely on the back half. Long and supple, the finish shows a lifting minerally
Item Number: 21924
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Bodegas Terra Sigilata Filon Real 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(aged for six months in used French oak casks): Bright violet color. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, incense and cola, with a peppery element adding vivacity. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors that
Item Number: 21985
Bottle:$11.65
Case: $139.80
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Luigi Bosca 'Single Vineyard' Malbec 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2015 Rank 81 "Decadently spiced, with intense dark chocolate and roasted plum flavors that feature notes of paprika. Black pepper accents show on the lush, mineral-filled finish. Needs time to open up. Best from 2017 through 2021."  Vinous Media 90  "Fresh, dark
Item Number: 22074
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 " The CADE wines stand out for their richness and structure. Howell Mountain's thick skins and small berries make for intense wines. A multi-dimensional, sensational, mouthfilling wine, with an irresistible inner-mouth perfume of Morello cherries. It's very spicy, with notes of
Item Number: 22188
Bottle:$84.95
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "There's a lot of grip to this red, with earth, cherry and tobacco flavors. Leans toward the tannins in the balance but remains vibrant and long. Pair with a hearty ragù or salumi."  Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 vintage was less problematic in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone
Item Number: 22005
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Rocca delle Macie Riserva di Fizzano 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A Broad, Meaty red, this offers black cherry, plum, leathers and spice flavors. Balanced, this has a power that should be matched to grilled meat" ~Wine Spectator  Wine Enthusiast 91 "aromas of woodland berry, forest floor, spice and a toasted note that lead the nose of this
Item Number: 22052
Bottle:$30.95
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Chateau D'Esclans 'Rock Angel' Rose 2015
92  Decanter 
Decanter 92 " A pale, barely-there pink, with a pure, youthful nose, and a palate that is both fresh yet intense. Citrus-rinsed red currant fruits, with no noticeable oak, although it is aged partially in 600 litre barrels. "  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Time to rock with this new, lightly oaked cuvée
Item Number: 22021
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $149.70
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Chateau Saint-Roch Chimeres 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The 2014 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres is mostly Grenache, yet includes 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Aged in a combination of concrete tank and demi-muid, it makes the most of this difficult vintage and have terrific purity in its raspberry, violet, licorice and
Item Number: 22257
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Penfolds 'Bin 407' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91+ "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 opens with notes of menthol, eucalyptus, blackcurrant cordial and black cherry pie plus underlying cedar, toast and dark chocolate hints. Full, generously fruited and wonderfully forward with firm tannins and lively
Item Number: 22068
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $221.70
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Amavi Cellars 'Walla Walla' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91  "Aromas of cocoa, herb, woodspice and blue and black fruit lead to lush, palate-coating dark fruit flavors that display depth and richness, backed by a dry lick of tannins."  Wine Spectator 91  "Rich and ripe, playing the blueberry, plum and spice flavors against nubby
Item Number: 21922
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Hidden Ridge Impassable Mt. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
97  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 97 “The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Impassable Mountain Reserve...can easily compete with the finest of Napa. Aromas of pen ink, graphite, black plums, cassis and primordial foresty notes are followed by a full?bodied, opulent, multilayered, skyscraper?like, stunning Cabernet
Item Number: 22260
Bottle:$110.95
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Tikal 'Natural' Red Blend 2013
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "This is very intense with sea salt, blackberry and dried meat aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy and polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Stylish intense wine. A blend of Malbec and Syrah. Made from biodynamic grapes."  "Tikal is owned by Ernesto Catena, son of
Item Number: 21910
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Sweet red cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, lavender and dark spices meld together in the 2013 Le Sughere di Frassinello. Pliant, silky and expressive, the 2013 will drink well for at least a handful of years. The French oak is a bit noticeable at this point, but that is a pretty
Item Number: 22177
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $101.70
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Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache 'Old Vines' 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "(went through malo and five months of aging in new and used French oak barriques): Brilliant ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of cherry compote, smoky Indian spices, vanilla and licorice, with a building floral note. Coats the palate with juicy black raspberry and spicecake flavors
Item Number: 22163
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Vina Godeval Cepas Vellas Godello 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 91 "Pear, peach and quince flavors mingle in this expressive white, while notes of mineral, tangerine and ginger add complexity. Shows depth and focus, with a clean, juicy finish. Drink now. 1,800 cases imported."  Vinous Media 92 "(made from vines that are over 70 years old):
Item Number: 22086
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Domaine Houchart 'St Victoire' Rose 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Bloomberg Reports "The Best Roses under $25" "Bright salmon pink, this intense wine with layers of fruit and minerals comes from a special “terroir” subappellation that was established 10 years ago. Picasso once lived nearby."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "Grown in the gravel and limestone soil
Item Number: 22043
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Cune 'Monopole' Viura 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This white is fresh and bright, but also dense, with a firm backbone of crisp acidity that carries pear, McIntosh apple and verbena flavors. The juicy, floral finish brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported. –TM"  " 100% Viura. All grapes
Item Number: 22118
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Emilio Moro 'Finca Resalso' Tempranillo 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright violet color. Spicy dark berries on the nose, with a suave floral quality building in the glass. Round and seamless in texture, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of smokiness. Shows more red fruit character on the finish, with silky tannins coming in
Item Number: 22058
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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