Empire Wine Top Monthly Picks

Avancia 'Cuvee De O' Mencia 2014
100% Mencia "The grapes used for Cuvee de O Mencia come from vineyards that were planted between 1970 and 1989. These vineyards are planted in Mones, Seixo, Larouco, Lentellais, Arnada, O Barco and Rubiana, most of which are north facing. This orientation allows the grapes to ripen at a much slower
Item Number: 19094
Case: $167.40

Benoni 'Petits Grains' Pinot Noir 2013
"An incredible value in top-notch Edna Valley Pinot Noir. It is a savory expression with beautiful layers of fruit, smoke, and spice."
Item Number: 16995
Case: $203.40

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

Cune 'Vina Real' Rioja Reserva 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  "Going one step up in the quality ladder, the Viña Real 2010 Reserva plays with the advantage of being cropped from a quite balanced, fresh vintage, a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from Rioja Alavesa fermented in stainless steel and matured in
Item Number: 18385
Case: $311.40

David Alessandro Pinot Grigio 2014
"We like to believe that David Alessandro Pinot Grigio delle Venezie is a Pinot Grigio with a difference! Thanks to the lees ageing and top quality grapes from Italy's Colli-Orientali del Fruili region - not to mention the consummate winemaking skill of Christian Patat of Necotium." ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 19586
Case: $119.40

Dirler-Cade Sylvaner Vieille Vignes 2012
"From several old parcels that produce low yields every year, including 50% Grand Cru Saering, this wine is fermented in 19th century wood casks. With soft notes of citrus pith and the minerality of a mountain spring, this Sylvaner is slightly creamy with acidity that’s long with lingering spice."
Item Number: 17626
Case: $203.40

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

Jean-Marc Burgaud Cote du Py Javernieres 2011
The Javernieres is produced from some wines from old vines that are matured in oak barrels over several months to enhance the tannin. The maturing tradition of great Burgundy wines is found in this "vin de grande garde".
Item Number: 14220
Case: $299.40

Red Newt Cellars 'Fred Block' Riesling 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 The 2012 Riesling "Sawmill Creek Vineyards - Fred Block" is a younger vines Riesling (at 20 years, that's relative as compared to 35 for its other Sawmill siblings reviewed this issue), just a bit off-dry. It comes in at 16 grams per liter of residual sugar and 10% alcohol. Well,
Item Number: 18836
Case: $227.40

Uncorked 'Wine by Design' Proprietary Red 2009
" Inspired by the Green and White, Marco DiGiulio created this limited-edition 2009 California Red Wine. Experience flavors of black cherry and blackberries, with a hint of peppery spice and soft tannins. Crafted specifically for the passionate football fans of New York, this limited release is a
Item Number: 16636
Case: $155.40