Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks


Chateau de L'Oiseliniere 'les Grand Gats' 2007
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93  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 93 'Year's Best Loire' "The 11-acre Grands Gats is the site of an ancient vineyard, the vines replanted 50 years ago in soils rich in gabbro (an igneous rock formed from basaltic magma). This 2007 has aged to a golden richness, the texture a silken cream, the apple and quince fruit
Item Number: 18574
Bottle:$10.95
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Chateau Puech Haut 'Prestige' Rose 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The entry-level Rosé is the 2015 Languedoc Cuvee Prestige Rose, and it continues to be a sensational value. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Cinsault, it’s light pink color is followed by perfumed notes of strawberries, orange blossom and spring flowers. Juicy, clean and
Item Number: 20751
Bottle:$16.94
Case: $203.28
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Conundrum Rose 2015
"This wine has a light pink hue whose warmth is enhanced by subtle undertones of earthy copper. It opens on the nose with the bright quality of red fruit, evoking the scent of hard candy. Lavender and floral notes come through on the palate, along with the lushness of ripe, fresh strawberries. The
Item Number: 22046
Bottle:$19.95
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Domaine de Remizieres Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2012
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Showing much better than last year, the 2012 Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Particuliere Blanc (100% Marsanne) has a rich, concentrated and fleshy feel to go with plenty of stone fruits, white currants and minerality. Enjoy this medium to full-bodied, layered and textured beauty over the
Item Number: 21565
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $95.70
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 A stunning bargain from Lafage is the 2014 Tessellae Old Vines, a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all aged in concrete. Much of it comes from 70-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils. A delicious, dense ruby wine with notes of red and black
Item Number: 21540
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Planeta 'La Segreta' Rosso 2014
"Ruby colour with purple hues. Aromas of crushed strawberries and spice on the nose with a soft, silky palate, supple tannins and fresh acidity that is rich and concentrated showing a hint of chocolate and a long, elegant finish." ~Tasting Notes
Item Number: 21271
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Strub 'Soil to Soul' Riesling 2014
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Rich and well-crafted, with apple pastry and green peach flavors that are wrapped in effusive savory notes. The airy finish is filled with dried mint and tropical accents, as well as plenty of creaminess. Drink now through 2022.” -KM"   "At times this wine has seemed impressive
Item Number: 21106
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Tikves Wines 'Bela Voda' Red Blend 2013
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Dark fruit good finish, integrated tannin structure. A steal at 20 dollars. This wine is from Macedonia and made from a premier wine maker named Phillip Cambie.
Item Number: 21058
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Vina Maitia 'Pipeno' Pais/Carignan 2015
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2015 Aúpa Pipeño was already bottled and ready. It's a vintage more in line with the 2013, fresh and easy to drink, a blend of País with a very short maceration, replicating what was done before in the lagares, and some 30% Carignan kept in cement vats for some four months.
Item Number: 21812
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Quinta do Ameal 'Loureiro' Vinho Verde 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2015 Loureiro (bottled January 19, 2016) is unoaked, dry and comes in at 11.5% alcohol. I've been talking a lot about the great 2015s and also about how well this estate has performed over the years. (Check out the reviews of library wines this issue.) If it seems that the