Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks


Bodegas Valentin Bianchi Famiglia Malbec 2013
"This 2013 Malbec comes from two vineyards - the Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Ram Caída, San Rafael, Mendoza at 750 meters above sea level, and Finca Constanza Stradella Bianchi, located in the Cuoto Benegas District, both in San Rafael province. Rama Caída is among the coolest areas of San Rafael,
Item Number: 20881
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Castoro Cellars Chardonnay 2014
"A SIP certified blend of cool Templeton Gap fruit with our warmer Eastside fruit creates a beautiful collage of tropical and citrus flavors: Myer lemon, pineapple, apricot, and passion fruit. A couple of months in French oak frames the aromas of vanilla, pear, and apple. This wine will complement
Item Number: 20602
Bottle:$12.95
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Chateau Gigault 'Cuvee Viva' Red 2010
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 " Ripe nose with blueberries and wild strawberry. Sweet spice and some licorice. Wonderful sweet fruit on the palate with a smooth texture and soft fine tannins. Full-bodied and super round with great pure fruit and depth. "  Wine Spectator 90 " Nicely taut, with a mix of
Item Number: 18441
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 A real winner from this estate, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot is widely available and generally sells for under $20 a bottle in the American marketplace. Plump, fleshy black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some cedar wood, vanilla, and incense
Item Number: 20730
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Chateau Minuty 'M de Minuty' Rose 2014
"A magnificent wine of pleasure : the aromatic harmony of grenache and cinsault offers some notes of peach and candied orange. the mouth is fresh and round." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 18372
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Domaine Font Mars Syrah Rose 2015
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Syrah grapes are picked with full organoleptic maturity at the beginning of September, at night in order to preserve all their qualities of coolness. De-stemmed, cold pellicular maceration, pneumatic pressing, racking of the must and fermentation at low temperature (15-17°C) during 20 days with
Item Number: 21930
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Fish Hook Vineyards 'High Hook Pinot Noir Rose 2015
100% Pinot Noir. Rich, refreshing red fruit aromas and flavors both on the nose and palate. The mouthfeel is fairly lush, with great balance and a long dry finish. Winery notes
Item Number: 21579
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Pedroncelli 'Bushnell Vnyd' Zinfandel 2012
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 " The more limited production, outstanding 2012 Zinfandel Bushnell Vineyard has everything found in the Mother Clone, but is slightly deeper and richer with briary, black cherry and blackberry fruit. The color is a healthy dark ruby/plum/purple and the wine possesses meat, pepper,
Item Number: 17901
Bottle:$14.95
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Tensley 'Los Padres' Grenache 2012
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90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "Bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of red berry preserves, Asian spices and sandalwood. Taut and spicy on entry, then fleshier and sweeter in the mid-palate, offering vibrant raspberry and spicecake flavors and a hint of orange marmalade. Closes with strong tangy
Item Number: 20915
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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