Empire Wine Top Monthly Picks

Bodegas Aster 'Crianza' Tempranillo 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Dense yet racy, this red delivers rich flavors of cherry, licorice and mineral that are deep yet fresh, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic-scented acidity. Harmonious and lively. Drink now through 2021. 12,500 cases made. –TM"  " A dry winter and a particularly
Item Number: 15426
Case: $203.40

Ca de Noci 'Querciole' Frizzante 2013
Soil: Limestone and clay Grape: Spergola Vines: 37 years old Vinification: Fermentation in vats. Skin maceration for 3 days. Natural secondary fermentation in bottle.   "Cà de Noci was established in 1993 by the brothers Giovanni and Alberto Masini on their family’s estate near Reggio Emilia.
Item Number: 16565
Case: $227.40

Casa Moreiras Barrica Mencia 2012
" Full bodied, fruit forward, savory expression of Mencia. A fantastic introduction to the grape. "~ Winery notes
Item Number: 17841
Case: $179.40

Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Good dark red. Cassis, spices, licorice and wild herbs on the nose. Juicy, spicy and classically dry, with a penetrating quality to its strawberry and plum flavors; more red fruits than black in the mouth. At once vinous and pliant, finishing with firm but suave tannins, good bite
Item Number: 17688

Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2011
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88" Balanced, with grippy tannins and flavors of black currant, blackberry, fresh rosemary, cocoa powder and licorice drop. Offers a tangy finish, showing a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2019. 6,700 cases made. " –AN
Item Number: 18241
Case: $167.40

Domaine Claude Riffault Sancerre les Boucauds 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Sancerre Les Boucauds is Stéphane's most fruit-intense and accessible Sancerre. Sourced from 30- to 40-year-old vines from limestone soils on hillsides, and fermented completely in stainless steel to maintain the fruit and freshness, the 2013 reveals – on a chalky palate
Item Number: 17175
Case: $275.40

Wine Art Estate 'Techni Alipias' White 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Techni Alipias white is principally a Sauvignon Blanc with 10% Assyrtiko blended in, fermented in stainless steel. It comes in just under 13% alcohol. It may be the best of Wine Art’s whites this issue. Beautifully focused and well integrated, this is fresh, pure and
Item Number: 14566
Case: $143.40