New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Obalo Rioja Reserva 2010
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Big and bold, this red shows plum, licorice, tar and coffee flavors. Austere but harmonious, in a savory style, with muscular tannins giving this formidable structure. Rather tough, but shows impressive concentration. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,000 cases imported."
Item Number: 23633
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Bottled 3 weeks prior to my visit, the 2015 Côte de Brouilly was very closed on the nose though you can tell that it is packed to the rafters with fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with intense red and black fruit, superb mineralité and harmony, gradually building in the mouth
Item Number: 23603
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A rich and beautiful red with lots of berry fruit plus hints of chocolate and vanilla, yet there's a freshness and edge to this wine that keeps it lively and delicious. One of the best Italian wines for the money."  "Intense ruby red color with violet nuances; intense,
Item Number: 23656
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
James Suckling 93 "A silky and pretty red with dried cherry and lemon peel aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fruity finish. Silky and racy. Tangy finish. Always a classic."  Vinous/Antonio Galloni 93 "Monsanto's 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva 50 Vendemmie is one of the
Item Number: 23548
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Aromas of brambleberries, flowers and wet earth follow through to a medium body, a solid core of fruit and a fresh finish. Dusty tannin texture. Solid."~JS   "Both generous and graceful, this compelling Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of blackberry, fig, pipe tobacco and
Item Number: 23782
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Les Vignes Cotes du Rous 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93  "The jaw-dropper in the lineup was the quality of the 2015 Haut Cotes de Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila Haut. While the entry level wine from this estate, the quality here is incredible, especially at the price point. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Carignan
Item Number: 23779
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Drouhin Saint Veran Chardonnay 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 61 "Though rich, this is offset by vivid acidity, creating a nice tension to the lemon, apple and melon flavors. Long and tangy on the finish. Drink now through 2018."-WS  "A wine that smiles and makes you smile! It is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé,
Item Number: 23632
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Lagier Meredith 'Mt Veeder' Syrah 2014
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Achieves an agile balance between plump fruit and great structure.Blueberry, dark chocolate and orange zest aromas lead torich, complex flavors of boysenberry and peppered beef. Minerallytannins ease in on the finish." Drink now through 2028.—T.F.
Item Number: 23627
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is also a winner, slightly more open and precocious, but with plenty of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, striking minerality (no doubt from the Obsidian rocks) and a full-bodied, luscious, juicy style with a voluptuous texture. Drink it over the next
Item Number: 23522
Bottle:$24.95
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Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "Kamen’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and his biggest cuvée of 1,800 cases. It’s a spectacular Cabernet, dense purple with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, pen ink and cassis followed by a full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured wine with sweet
Item Number: 23583
Bottle:$80.95
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Kono Sauvignon Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 1002016 Rank 41  "This refreshing white offers a clear, focused mix of passion fruit, lime, mango and green apple flavors on a light, smooth body. Finishes with a succulent juiciness, showing echoes of lemon verbena. "  " A brilliant pale green in the glass, this pure
Item Number: 23606
Bottle:$10.95
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Bussola Amarone Classico 2010
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"A rich red, showing lovely integration of the fine-grained tannins, spicy minerality and flavors of date, mandarin orange peel, dried cherry and espresso. Drink now through 2026."
Item Number: 23657
Bottle:$49.95
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Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard' 2015
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "Possibly the flagship wine is the 2015 Proprietary Red The Bedrock Heritage. This ancient vineyard is planted with 27 different varieties, so I won’t even begin to list them, as that is a book in itself. This is Rhône Valley-like, with notes of Mediterranean herbs, blackberries,
Item Number: 23775
Bottle:$41.95
Case: $503.40
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Col Solare Red 2013
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "Coming from the Col Solare and Quintessence vineyards on Red Mountain, the 2013 Proprietary Red is a rich, fabulously textured, full-bodied effort the has tons of black cherry and cassis fruits intermixed with notes of licorice, smoked herbs, graphite and lead pencil aromas and
Item Number: 23491
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $299.70
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Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2013
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 Editors' Choice WE TOP 100 2016 Rank 9 "While this wine's Mount Eden sister bottling may better stand the test of time, the Domaine Eden is what most people will most like to drink right now, and it's cheaper too. Aromas of dried violets, uncrushed boysenberries and pencil lead
Item Number: 23767
Bottle:$31.95
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Mud House 'Central Otago' Pinot Noir 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 83"Fleshy and appealing, with vibrant cherry and plum notes that have nutmeg and black tea flavors lingering on the finish. Offers good intensity and a velvety texture. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases imported." —MW
Item Number: 23629
Bottle:$14.95
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Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90  "Fragrant and succulent, with melon, lime and passion fruit flavors accented by spice and orange sherbet hints. Features a smooth, supple frame and juicy accents. Drink now"-WS  Tasting Panel 91"Smooth, peachy nose; juicy and crisp with clean, racy style; lively, balanced and
Item Number: 23979
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Charles Smith 'KungFu Girl' Riesling 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90  WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 45 Tangy and zingy, with lively acidity that balances against gobs of ripe pear and apricot flavors, carrying through the long, lime-accented finish. Drink now through 2020. 160,000 cases made."~HS  Wine Advocate 90 “Juicy and lively, with lots citrus
Item Number: 23651
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Soter 'North Valley' Pinot Noir 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A vibrant wine with clarity and tension showing dried strawberries and hints of mushroom character. Medium-bodied, fine and focused. Delivers the Oregon pinot noir experience one expects. Drink or hold."  Wine Spectator 90 "Firm and chewy, with a sleek, focused core of cherry
Item Number: 23644
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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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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Bollini Pinot Grigio 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A white with lemon rind and sliced apple character. Medium body. Green lemon and lime. Screw cap. Drink now."  " In Trentino, the difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures helps create wines that are remarkably fresh and robust in aroma and flavor. Production begins
Item Number: 23800
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT 2013
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96"This is a famous red that delivers depth and finesse. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful finish of blackberry, cocoa and spices including black peppercorns. One of the best Montevetranos in years. A blend of aglianico and merlot. Drink or hold. "
Item Number: 23682
Bottle:$55.95
Case: $671.40
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Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92“Subtle blackberry, black currant and hints of wood. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.”
Item Number: 23600
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Anselmi 'San Vincenzo' White Blend 2015
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 60 "An expressive white, creamy and lightly juicy throughout, offering flavors of blood orange granita, fresh tarragon, yellow peach and mineral, set in a light-bodied frame. The finish is juicy. Garganega with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now
Item Number: 23757
Bottle:$14.95
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Raventos i Blanc 'L'Hereu' Reserva Brut 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The young and fresh 2014 Blanc de Blancs is the new name of the L'Hereu, produced with fruit from the traditional estate from their historical vineyard La Plana (the flatland), plus a new Vinya del Llac vineyard (of the lake) planted some 40 years ago; it is a classical blend of
Item Number: 23504
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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