New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Casa Santos Lima 'Colossal' Red Reserva 2014
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 'Smart Buy' "Colossal" is defined by something gigantic in place and time. Made from selected grapes grown in wide and beautiful areas of Casa Santos Lima vineyards, this full bodied blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Tinta Roriz and Alicante Bouschet features intense color with
Item Number: 24192
Bottle:$11.95
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Kistler Pinot Noir 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90-93 "The 2014 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is striking. Nuanced and sculpted throughout, the Sonoma Coast Pinot offers gorgeous purity and fabulous nuance, especially at this level. Bright red stone fruits, mint and flowers are all beautifully articulated. This is a strong
Item Number: 24245
Bottle:$58.95
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Feudi di San Gregorio Greco Di Tufo 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Heady aromas of citrus and orchard fruit almost jump out of the glass. The savory, medium-bodied palate tastes of ripe pear, mature apple and creamy peach interspersed with energizing mineral notes. Fresh acidity brightens the creamy flavors."
Item Number: 24106
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 92 "The straight 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon should be another outstanding vintage of this cuvee and it has full-bodied richness, beautiful concentration and lots of dark chocolate, plum and smoked herb aromas and flavors. It has more obvious structure than the 2014 did at this stage
Item Number: 24252
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Ramey 'Sonoma Coast' Syrah 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine 90 "Here is a very solid, well-defined, no-nonsense Syrah that hits the varietal mark smartly, and, if never as deep nor as impressively far-ranging as Ramey's involving, single-vineyard versions, it is long on concentrated, ripe berry fruit with inklings of
Item Number: 24141
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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Canvasback by Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Coming from a warm vintage in a hot region, this wine brings light aromas of mineral and red and black fruit along with a barrel-spice top note. The black-cherry flavors are lush, full and palate coating, supported by firm tannins. It’s high on the delicious scale."-WE  "To
Item Number: 24246
Bottle:$33.95
Case: $407.40
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Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This is refined, with a steely spine that lets gooseberry, verbena and white peach flavors streak through. A hint of shortbread adds range and mouthfeel along the edges. The long finish has lovely cut. An amazing value.”
Item Number: 24189
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"Orange and cranberry take center stage, while savory cinnamon and cardamom dance in the background, shimmering around full-bodied tannin and oak. Mildly exotic, there's an intensity to this wine, that ends in fig compote." Virginie Boone, Contributing Editor100% Pinot Noir
Item Number: 24163
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Damilano 'Lecinquevigne' Barolo 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Very clean and bright aromas of crushed berries, chocolate and spices, yet this is subtle and pretty. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long, polished and tannic finish. Drink or hold."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 92+ "This is a wine I highly recommend especially for those
Item Number: 24109
Bottle:$27.45
Case: $329.40
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Feudi Fiano Di Avellino Fiano 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Intense straw-yellow color with greenish highlights. Lovely bouquet of fresh peach and candied orange, with floral and mineral notes; gains further complexity after one year in the bottle, developing notes of hazelnut and resin. Medium-bodied with tropical fruit flavors, a
Item Number: 24261
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Dense blackberry and blueberry-paste scents mesh with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and graphite on the nose of this bottling from the Hahn family. A lush mouthfeel with ample weight unleashes coffee and mocha flavors, blueberry and black cherry fruit, with hints of fudge and a
Item Number: 24293
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Decoy by Duckhorn Wine Company Merlot 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This straightforward wine delivers a lot of flavor for the price. The juicy, rounded layering of dark cherry, dried herb and cedar works within a light-bodied, mellowed context of balanced acidity and fruit."~VB  Tasting Panel 90 "Smooth and bright with fresh plum and
Item Number: 24253
Bottle:$18.45
Case: $221.40
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Giacomo Mori 'Chianti' Sangiovese 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2014 Chianti is a gorgeous wine. Bright, pure and focused, the Chianti is once again and overachiever in both its class and price range. Sweet red cherry, rose petals and spices are pushed forward. The 2014 offers lovely density, especially for the vintage. Mori gave the 2014
Item Number: 24144
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The grapes for the 2015 Críos Malbec are sourced exclusively in the Valle de Uco, from Los Chacayes, Vista Flores, Los Árboles and Gualtallary Sur to be precise. This cold and wet vintage helped achieve the drinkability and freshness they aim for in this wine. It fermented in
Item Number: 24352
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Ornello is terrific. A blend of Sangioveto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the Ornello offers striking depth and translucence in a mid-weight style loaded with complexity. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, mint, new leather and blood orange add shades of nuance as the
Item Number: 24110
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $155.70
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Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92 "The nose is enticing with deep aromatics of blackberries, plum, crème de menthe, and dark chocolate. The entry is elegant and builds to a luscious mid-palate, full of freshly picked berries, black licorice, and cassis. The wine continues to build up to a brooding finish that is
Item Number: 24127
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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Paul Durdilly Beaujolais Gamay 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 “Deep magenta. Spice-accented red and blue fruit and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of allspice and orange zest. Sweet and nervy on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry, boysenberry and blood orange flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good energy
Item Number: 24154
Bottle:$9.95
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Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1997
95  John Gilman 
John Gilman 95 "The 1997 and 1996 vintages were two very top, top years in Anjou, with the wines quite differently styled, but both years producing superb examples of Moulin Touchais. The 1997 is a nicely botrytized wine, delivering a deep and still quite youthful bouquet of fresh apricot, quince,
Item Number: 24175
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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Cune 'Imperial' Rioja Reserva 2011
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Enticing aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries with a mineral and salty character. Iodine, too. Tree bark. Full body, fine-grained and concentrated tannins and a long and clean, salty and light coffee finish. Great balance and structure. As it should be. Drink or hold.
Item Number: 24158
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2014
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "The Cote du Py, one of the best cru vineyard sites in Beaujolais, is on the slope of a 3,000-foot extinct volcano. It produces structured wines that can age well. Stephane Aviron brought out the quality of Py with a wine that is powerful, ripe and dense with considerable tannic
Item Number: 24218
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Clos des Fous 'Pucalan Arenaria' Pinot Noir 2013
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is really exceptional with strawberry skin, spice, flower and chalk stone. Full body, great depth and length. Incredible mouthfeel. Made from a coastal region vineyard planted with 12,000 vines per hectare and only 600 grams per vine. Gorgeous finish. 300 cases made in this
Item Number: 24169
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Ovum Gewurztraminer 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93 "The bouquet wafts from the glass in lovely and utterly classic blend of lychee nut, rosewater, a touch of spices meats, a nice dollop of soil and a touch of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and nascently complex, with an
Item Number: 24155
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Domaine la Monardiere Vacqueyras Les 2 Monardes 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90-92 "Vivid ruby. Lively red and dark berry aromas are lifted by hints of white pepper and fresh flowers. Juicy and lithe on entry, then deeper in the midpalate, offering mineral-laced black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a suggestion of candied lavender. Silky, harmonious
Item Number: 24290
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Bodegas Alto Moncayo 'Alto Moncayo' Garnacha 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "(aged for 20 months in new oak barrels, 60 percent of them French and the rest American) Dark violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, incense, vanilla and candied flowers, along with a vibrant mineral overtone. Juicy, concentrated and focused on the
Item Number: 24105
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Pala Silenzi Rosso 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90  Best Buy "A savory blend of 50% Carignano, 20% Sangiovese and 30% Monica, this vibrant red offers aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, tilled soil, leather, cooking spice, carob and violet. The chewy palate delivers ripe black cherry, juicy blackberry, ground clove and dried
Item Number: 24166
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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