Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks


Alto 'Los Romeros' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"In Colchagua, the warm, dry climate allows Altos los Romeros' Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen thoroughly and develop rich red fruit, berry, black currant, and fig aromas. A light pleasent eucalyptus edge lends freshness. Complex notes of tobacco, chocolate, pencil lead, incense, and leather round out
Item Number: 12386
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Carmen 'Gran Reserva' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS Top 100 2015 Rank 32 "A rich, well-spiced red, with luscious flavors of tar, licorice and dark plum, supported by ample acidity and firm tannins. Offers a lip-smacking finish of dark chocolate and pepper."  " This is a Classic Alto Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has an
Item Number: 20524
Bottle:$11.95
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Casa de la Ermita Crianza 2010
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Rooty aromas of cola nut, baked berry fruits and blackberry jam set up a plush, jammy palate of solid tannic framework. Baked berry, dark plum and loamy notes end with meaty, roasted flavors that are typical of a well-made wine from Jumilla. This is 60% Monastrell, 25%
Item Number: 19654
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Chateau Roc de Levraut Bordeaux Superieur 2014
"Aromas of spice, cigar and aged wood. Cassis and chocolate come through on the palate, as well as pleasing soft tannins. The blend is Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and is a palate friendly, fruit driven Bordeaux." ~winery notes
Item Number: 20668
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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For a Song Riesling 2013
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 Top 100 Best Values  "Polished, open and refreshing, with lively pear, floral and chalk flavors that dance enticingly through the deft, lightly sweet finish. Drink now."  For a Song Wines is a collaborative effort between wine maker Kyle Johnson and wine importer/distributor
Item Number: 21169
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Hugel Estate Riesling 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Chalk, mineral, orange blossom; floral, harmonious. Grade: "Riesling Revelation" ~B.S.
Item Number: 19925
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Joseph Drouhin 'Laforet' Chardonnay 2013
“As for Chardonnay: Chablis, in the north for the freshness and character, the Côte D’Or for finesse and elegance, the Mâconnais to the south for the charm and fruitiness. With the structure of this blend, LaForêt is a faithful wine, and we rediscover these traits from year to year”~Veronique
Item Number: 18871
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Matchbook 'Tinto Rey' 2011
"The grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A combination of specially selected yeast and native yeast was used to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. The tanks were pumped over twice a day until nearly dry, then pressed
Item Number: 18774
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Palazzone Orvieto Classico 2014
Description: Mostly Procanico and Grechetto (80%) with a small part of Drupeggio, Verdello and Malvasia. Stainless steel fermentation under temperature control.This is a bright summer sipper that is cold fermented in stainless steel and rested only four months before release. Just over 3000 cases
Item Number: 9393
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Stobi Winery Zilavka 2014
Fresh and complex aromatics show lively notes of citrus fruit and wildflowers. On the palate the wine is soft and crisp with pleasant minerality. Complex tone with an intensity peculiar for the southern spirit, intertwined with gypsy melodies, on the road through warm sunny valleys and cold,
Item Number: 19827
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $59.70
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