Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks

Adaptation by Odette Chardonnay 2012
" This light straw colored Chardonnay from Napa is very nice. It opens with a pleasant and attractive Bosc pear bouquet with a hint of apple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, mouthwatering and fresh. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused green apple with hints of
Item Number: 22293
Case: $227.40

Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2011
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a terrific wine for the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco, mint, sweet spices and orange peel are all front and center. This is a gorgeous 2011 Brunello that represents everything the vintage can be; open-knit, accessible and polished. I don't
Item Number: 21070
Case: $359.40

Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2014 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is an absolutely gorgeous wine for the vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of bright red cherry and raspberry fruit. Light on its feet yet pliant and expressive, the 2014 is impeccable from start to finish. A dollop of Merlot adds just
Item Number: 23077
Case: $167.40

Liberty School Pinot Noir 2012
Tasting Panel 90 "Ripe and lush with tangy black cherry and good acid structure; rich, lively and balanced with a long, full-bodied finish."  "The 2012 Liberty School Pinot Noir exhibits a bright floral nose with aromas of fresh cut strawberries. Fruit-forward flavors of cherry and strawberry
Item Number: 14585
Case: $155.40

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"Aromas of sliced mangoes and bananas with hints of white pepper on the nose of this white follow through to a full body, with bright acidity and a crisp finish. This is always wonderful and intense. Really spicy too. Screw cap. Drink now."
Item Number: 16143

Mas Champart Saint Chinian Blanc 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2013 Saint Chinian Blanc has beautiful lemon rind, buttered citrus, mint and leafy herbs to go with a medium-bodied, fresh and lively style on the palate. Made from 25% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and the balance Bourboulenc and Viognier, it was vinified in
Item Number: 23274
Case: $227.40

Provenance Vineyards 'Rutherford' Sauv Blanc 2013
"Bright, fresh and crisp, our 2013 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc brims with exceptionally juicy-ripe tropical fruit and citrus expression. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, honeydew melon and orange blossom layer the aromas and lemoncustard flavors. Hints of minerality and French oak spices add even
Item Number: 22019

Ronan by Clinet Bordeaux Rouge 2012
“Château Clinet is one of the most revered names in Pomerol and its Gérant is Ronan Laborde – a uniquely perceptive chap. My interest was piqued immeasurably by his recently released 2012 Ronan because I think it has the edge on every wine he has previously made (you will have seen a few on this
Item Number: 20355
Case: $119.40

Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2013
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89 "Despite the name, this is the value offering, not the reserve, from Soléna. Young, tart and tight, it displays primary fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry, with sharp, lemony acids. Holding until 2016–2017 may help to smooth it out, but it's perfectly delightful already."
Item Number: 18843

Uppercut Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
" Provenance Winery provides this finely tuned super value Cabernet Sauvignon. 98% cabernet with the balance of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec , and Merlot. Napa Valley was blessed with back to back great growing seasons of 2012 and 2013. The black currant,cherry Cocoa flavors fan out in the
Item Number: 22439
Case: $191.40