Empire Wine Top Monthly Picks

Chapuy Tradition Champagne NV
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Floral, graphite and spice notes lace this creamy Champagne, with flavors of creamed apple, bread dough, apricot and almond skin. Fresh and harmonious, offering a lasting, aromatic finish. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."
Item Number: 17342
Case: $359.40

Chateau Fuisse Pouilly Fuisse 'Les Brules' 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2011 Chateau-Fuisse Les Brules is from deep marl soils. Antoine explained that, as the name suggests, you can easily pick too late because of the exposure, yet the cold soils can deceive you into picking early. The 2011 was fermented entirely in oak. It has a wonderful
Item Number: 16489

Grimaldi 'Sotto Castello' Barolo 2008
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2008 Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello opens with a beguiling bouquet redolent of sweet Pinot-like fruit. Layers of subtle yet exotic fruit blossom in the glass. This is an especially racy, round Barolo with tons of personality. It is an excellent choice for drinking over the
Item Number: 15866
Case: $515.40

J.J. Vincent Julienas 'La Conseillere' 2010
Burghound 92 "A highly expressive and overtly floral nose also offers up notes of earth, pepper and spice hints. There is impressive intensity and richness to the brooding, powerful and very firmly structured medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding length on the austere, backward and clearly
Item Number: 17077

Pauillac De Lynch Bages Bordeaux Red Blend 2010
"Pauillac de Lynch-Bages. Produced from the Chateau’s younger vines and treated with the same care as the estate’s first and second wines. A fresh and elegant wine with notes of red fruit, spice, wood and a silky well-rounded mouthfeel to finish it off." ~ Winery Notes  "Pauillac will be
Item Number: 17425
Case: $479.40

Paul Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone Plan de Dieu 2010
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2010 Domaine de Pere et Fille Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone-Villages offers copious amounts of black fruits, strawberries and cherries in a naked, but beautifully textured expression of Cotes du Rhone. Aged in truncated oak vats, it is a blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah
Item Number: 18002

Robert Mondavi 'Oakville' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"An intriguingly deep color leads to highly fragrant aromas and fleshy dark fruits, sage, bay leaf, and a gentle touch of black pepper spice on the palate with a savory finish that all work seamlessly together. The lively freshness and good structure came easily with the cooler season and patient
Item Number: 16976
Case: $251.70

Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This bright, firm red features focused cherry and strawberry flavors, with hints of tar and resin. More elegant than powerful, yet offers a firm grip of tannins on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2030. 750 cases made. –BS"  Wine Information: Area: Cru Cannubi, Barolo  
Item Number: 17584

Terre Nere 'Le Vigne Niche' Etna Bianco 2012
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Aromatic, with floral and spice notes. There's power to the racy acidity and smoky minerality of this finely meshed white, which is elegant overall, offering flavors of creamed apple, almond skin, apricot and preserved lemon. A vanilla-tinged, leesy overtone echoes on the finish.
Item Number: 16431
Case: $311.40