Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks

Bodegas Terra Sigilata Filon Real 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(aged for six months in used French oak casks): Bright violet color. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, incense and cola, with a peppery element adding vivacity. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors that
Item Number: 21985
Case: $119.40

Bonhomme Vire Clesse 2013
"As a young man, Andre Bonhomme took a huge risk. Rather than selling his grapes to the local cooperative, he decided to bottle his chardonnay and sell it on his own. He was the first proprietor to do so in the region. Over the years, his resolve and determination paid off, allowing him to acquire
Item Number: 19854

Cantalupo 'Il Mimo' Rosato Nebbiolo 2015
"This gorgeous 100% Nebbiolo Rosato is full of aromas and flavors of fresh red berries, rose petals, and spice notes. A more full-flavored style of Rose, it has a juicy, long finish, with mouthwatering acidity to balance the rich flavors. A knockout example of a Nebbiolo Rosato!"~Distributor Notes 
Item Number: 22374
Case: $137.40

Cune 'Vina Real' Crianza Tempranillo 2011
91  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 90 "Viña Real has now it's own separate winery, but it's still the CVNE brand from Rioja Alavesa. The 2011 Viña Real Crianza, mostly Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in stainless steel, matured in barrel for a little more than one year before bottling. The
Item Number: 21789
Case: $155.40

Emmolo by Caymus Family Sauvignon Blanc 2013
"Light and soft-bodied, the 2013 vintage offers a firm acidity balanced with a stark, steely flavor. Aromas are fresh and clean, evoking the scent of early morning after a first rain, with a hint of honeysuckle and underlying notes of tangerine and wet stone. The wine enters the palate with a crisp
Item Number: 18576
Case: $215.40

Finca Wolffer Rose 2016
We are excited to announce Finca Wolffer Rose, our newest rose wine, our first wine from Argentina, and a first of its kind from this region! Wolffer Estate Vineyard co-owner Marc Wolffer owns a 20-acre vineyard in Mendoza, at the base of the Andes. Finca Wolffer Rose is made from fruit grown there,
Item Number: 22202
Case: $167.40

Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2015
"From the master Chenin Blanc producer, Francois Chidaine, comes this delicious blend of Cabernet Franc, Cot (Malbec), and Pineau d'Aunis. From 100% estate biodynamically farmed vines, this juicy, spicy red delivers impressive richness, power, character, and balance that is so rare at this price
Item Number: 21965
Case: $131.40

Tensley 'Los Padres' Grenache 2012
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "Bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of red berry preserves, Asian spices and sandalwood. Taut and spicy on entry, then fleshier and sweeter in the mid-palate, offering vibrant raspberry and spicecake flavors and a hint of orange marmalade. Closes with strong tangy
Item Number: 20915

Torre Castillo 'Alegre' Monastrell 2013
International Wine Cellar 90 "(100% monastrell): Inky ruby. Fragrant black and blue fruit aromas, with notes of smoky Indian spices and violet adding complexity. Fleshy, sweet and expansive, offering juicy blueberry and boysenberry flavors and a zesty kick of peppery spices. Shows a creamy quality
Item Number: 17760
Case: $107.40

Ampeleia 'Kepos' Tuscan Blend 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This perfumy red exudes floral, raspberry, strawberry and mineral flavors, matched to a silky texture. Harmonious and long, presenting a fresh, bracing feel as the flavors linger. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet and Marselan. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases