Empire WineSM Top Monthly Picks

Adegas Guimaro Vino Blanco Godello 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "- I also got to taste the 2015 Guímaro which had just been bottled. They consider 2015 a warm vintage after the cold ones of 2013 and 2014, in line perhaps with 2012. The usual blend of Godello with 25% Treixadura, Albariño, Torrontés and Loureira was used for this white, which
Item Number: 22558

Albert Boxler Edelzwicker Réserve 2013
Fresh aromas of white flowers, lemon-lime blossoms and lychee. It has mouthwatering acidity, light to medium bodied with wonderful floral notes in the palate.  "Boxler’s Edelzwicker is a kaleidoscope of the flavors, aromas, and textures of Alsace. Don’t miss it while it lasts, because you’d be
Item Number: 24324
Case: $239.40

Bodega NQN 'Malma' Malbec 2016
Winery Notes"Intense red color with purple highlights. Aromas of red fruit such as fresh raspberries, plums, and cherries. On the palate, it is intensely fruity with hints of violets and vanilla contributed by the wood. Complex wine with a good structure and soft tannins."
Item Number: 23719
Case: $131.40

Bourcier-Martinot Macon Recolte 2015
"This 100% Chardonnay is made from a selection of some of the northern-most vineyards in the Macon appellation. With hints of pear, apple, citrus and white stone fruit on the palate and balanced acidity, this clean and refreshing Chardonnay resembles the more exalted whites of the Cote d’Or. This
Item Number: 23218
Case: $167.40

Clos du Val 'Carneros' Chardonnay 2014
"25% malolactic fermentation, and only 25% new oak was used during 11 months of barrel fermentation. The result is a vivid and alluring Chardonnay with layered aromas of baked apple, orange blossom, pear, butterscotch and brioche. On the palate, bright, mouthwatering acidity and wet stone minerality
Item Number: 23518

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

Domaine Lafage 'Cuvee Nicolas' Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Aged in 25% demi-muids, the 2014 Cotes Catalanes Nicolas comes all from the rolling hills and gravel soils in the Aspres region and is made from 100% Grenache. What should represent an incredible value, it boasts fabulous notes of black raspberry, licorice and crushed violets to
Item Number: 23588

Some Young Punks Naked On Roller Skates 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Fragrant white pepper and pomegranate notes are pure and juicy, with sage and herbal details on the sleek finish. Shiraz and Mataro."  " 65% Shiraz - 35% Mataro (Mouvedre) Red, scarlet color with bright robes. Earthy aromas with cherry and plum, a tad spice, cinnamon, pepper
Item Number: 24080
Case: $239.40

Tenuta Sassoregale Sangiovese 2014
Its color is a bright ruby red. On the nose, it is clean and precise, with hints of morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance.
Item Number: 22574
Case: $155.40