Empire Wine Top Monthly Picks

Cantine Fontezoppa Verdicchio di Matelica 2014
"Hand-picked Verdicchio grapes. Intense straw yellow with tinges of green, luminous. To the nose denotes freshness accompanied by a pleasant suggestion of peach, broom flowers, jasmine and pistachio. In the mouth great balance with floreal and fruity notes that blend with minerality, providing a
Item Number: 19068
Case: $131.40

Chateau Musar 'Jeune' Rouge 2012
"The vineyards of Chateau Musar are located in the Bekaa Valley and in Mount Barouk, around Kefraya and Aana, which is about a two-hour drive from the winery in Ghazir, just north of Beirut. The Bekaa Valley receives an average of 300 days of sunshine annually, and 1,000–2,000mm (39–78 inches) of
Item Number: 18279
Case: $215.40

Delgado Zuleta 'La Goya' Manzanilla 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
New York Times 'Best Value'"Textbook Manzanilla, with saline flavors of olives, nuts and flowers."~Eric Asimov
Item Number: 18342
Case: $119.40

Domaine Cabirau 'Maury Sec' Serge & Nicolas 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Dan Kravitz’s 2012 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas is a rock star in this, at times, erratic vintage. A blend of 60% Grenache, 28% Syrah and the rest Carignan, that was fermented in tank aged in demi-muid (the Grenache is brought up all in tank), this medium to full-bodied beauty has
Item Number: 17187
Case: $113.70

Domaine de la Chevalerie 'Diptyque Dernier Cri' 2012
"Wine writers perennially seem to urge consumers to seek great values among the red wines of the Loire Valley, generally to little effect. Fine. Let’s try this: Everybody should avoid this beautifully balanced, energetic wine, full of the aromas and flavors of minerals and dark fruits. Why would
Item Number: 17627
Case: $155.40

Domaine Piron Chenas Quartz 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2010 Chenas Quartz Domaine Piron & Lameloise – bottled for one week when I tasted it – reflects the quartzite-rich soil in which it grows in mouthwatering salinity and an active sense of mineral impingement. Like the corresponding Morgon Cote de Py, 40% of this matured in
Item Number: 15633
Case: $191.40

J Portugal Ramos Reserva 2013
"Black olive, dark currant and dried plum flavors give this red plenty of power and lift. Quite minerally as well, featuring an intense and balanced finish that lingers with fig paste and raspberry ganache elements. Drink now through 2020." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 17293
Case: $143.40

Jean - Marc Burgaud Morgon 'Les Charmes' 2014
"This has a wonderful nose of plums and black cherries with a classic Morgon earthy, minerally character. This has rich fruit and moderate tannins that give a nice texture now and that will allow aging for several years."~Winery Notes
Item Number: 19067
Case: $191.40

Postales del Fin Del Mundo Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2013
" Bright greenish yellow, Intense aroma, Floral and Fruity. With citrus notes and a Mineral touch. Gentle entry, Fruity, Balanced and distinguished. Acidity. Delicious Long Finish. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 16080
Case: $107.40

Three Rivers Winery River's Red 2012
89  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 89  “This blend is mostly merlot, with a dark strawberry scent and hints of leather. The flavors are mottled like clay, the fresh dark berry fruit giving way to a slightly brickish, peppery finish. A well-priced red for barbecue.”   " This year's Rivers Red is a wine for food and
Item Number: 17343
Case: $155.40