New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Santa Julia Mountain Red 2015
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "A seductive clean and fresh dark cherry nose. Magnificent aromas of boysenberries and raspberries complemented by notes of black pepper and sweet spices. Freshness, intensity, fruit concentration and precision are great characteristics of this wine. To enjoy with a delicious piece of
Item Number: 26052
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Domaine Labruyere Moulin-a-Vent 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"This is a rich cru wine with red-plum flavors as well as tannins that are still young and forceful. Densely textured, the wine has plenty of potential. It will become a ripe and fruity wine while also remaining firm and structured. Drink from 2018." ~R.V.
Item Number: 26043
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Quinta do Ameal 'Loureiro' 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2016 Loureiro, the winery's Classico, is unoaked. It was bottled in early February 2017 and comes in at 11.5% alcohol. Another fine milestone in this winery's history, this tightly-wound Loureiro is precise, focused and penetrating, as always. Pungent and enlivening, this is
Item Number: 25954
Bottle:$12.95
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Matanzas Creek Chardonnay 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92  "Creamy vanilla and smoky, oaky flavors shade the mix of pear, fig, apricot and melon notes, making for a complex, layered effort that's deep and persistent. "  Wine Enthusiast 90  "Caramel apple meets high-toned acidity in this balanced, medium-bodied white that’s brightened
Item Number: 25988
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2009
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is a powerful and rich red with black truffle and blueberry character. Sweet tobacco, too. Full body, tannic and flavorful. Yet open and polished. Fantastic finish. Great ageing potential. Drink or hold."  Vintage This vintage stands out for the high grape quality coupled
Item Number: 25923
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Franciscan 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  James Suckling 
Wine Review Online 90 "Winemaker Janet Myers is renowned for her bold Cabernet Sauvignons and the 2014 from Franciscan is no exception, delivering richness and weight, mouth-watering black fruits, a touch of wood spice and mouth-puckering tannins that will recede in another three to five years."~RW
Item Number: 25947
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "The 2014 Barbaresco is a beautiful wine that encompasses the important qualities that we look for in a fine Nebbiolo. Ultimately, this is the kind of vintage that transfers best to the delicate grape. It saw a long growing season (Nebbiolo loves a late harvest) and steep diurnal
Item Number: 26021
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Feudo di Santa Croce 'LXXIV' Primitivo di Manduria 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2015 Rank 67 "A rich red in a modern style, this offers supple, well-knit tannins and stylish hints of vanilla, mocha and graphite, accenting the ripe plum sauce and plump cherry fruit. Well-spiced, ending with a lingering, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through
Item Number: 25891
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $101.70
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Tensley 'Colson Canyon' Syrah 2015
97  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94-97 "Another highlight, the 2015 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard brings together so many of the elements that make Tensley's Syrahs so compelling. Intense in its aromatics and palate feel, the 2015 hits all the right notes. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, raspberry jam and a dollop of
Item Number: 26048
Bottle:$39.95
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Fess Parker 'Ashleys' Chardonnay 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 " Fresh aromas of salty lemon cream, wet slate and riverstones, as well as a touch of slightly sour yogurt, show on the nose of this bottling from the vineyard named after Fess Parker's daughter, who now runs much of the company. The lively palate combines squeezes of citrus with
Item Number: 25864
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $173.70
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Bodegas Avancia Godello 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "(from vines more than 100 years old, planted on slate; fermented and aged for 10 months on its lees in 500- and 600-liter French oak casks) Pale gold. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh orange, white peach, ginger and white flowers, and mineral and vanilla flourishes gain power
Item Number: 26045
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "One of the gems in this terrific vintage, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla AVA. It offers fabulous notes of black currants, chocolate, toasted spice and graphite. Full-bodied, deep, layered and gorgeously pure, with plenty
Item Number: 25928
Bottle:$96.95
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Naia Las Brisas White Blend 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Light yellow. Fresh pear and white peach on the fragrant nose, lent vivacity by suggestions of ginger and chalky minerals. Nervy and seamless in texture, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that tighten up steadily with air. Shows very good energy and vibrant cut on the
Item Number: 26035
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Orin Swift 'Papillon' Red Blend 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2014 Bordeaux Proprietary Blend Papillion (15,748 cases) was aged 16 months in 40% new French oak. Fairly priced for what the consumer gets, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc (15.1% alcohol) exhibits notes of forest floor,
Item Number: 25940
Bottle:$59.95
Case: $359.70
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Spring Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"This has a lovely dusty character with currant, tile and sweet tobacco. Full body, chewy and beautiful tannins. Wonderful austerity yet softness. Flavorful finish. Delicious now but shows finesse and length. Better in 2019 but so gorgeous already."
Item Number: 25953
Bottle:$59.95
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Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93  "La Narassa is sourced from the famed black schist soils of the Agly valley in the northern Roussillon near the village of Maury. It is made in a semi- ripasso by harvesting the Grenache in successive passes picking only the ripest clusters. Once at the cellars the fruit is
Item Number: 25885
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio 2016
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95Crisp, rich, and particularly elegant with rich aromas and excellent acidity. Flowers blend with tones of green apple and spices on the nose and the palate shows melon and pear- driven fruit notes in a full- bodied style.
Item Number: 25912
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Bodegas As Laxas Albarino 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 "This white is broad and dense, delivering pear, melon and tarragon flavors, with leesy and briny notes, supported by firm, smoky acidity. Balanced, bold and rich. Drink now through 2020. 25,000 cases made."  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Light in color and mellow on the nose, with leesy
Item Number: 26087
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Roco 'Gravel Road' Pinot Noir 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Light and expressive, with an open texture and a pretty range of raspberry, strawberry and peppermint flavors that glide into a refined finish"
Item Number: 25884
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Mullan Road by Cakebread Red Blend 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 91  "Made from 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and the balance Malbec, the 2014 Columbia Valley Red Wine was fermented in a mix of concrete tanks and stainless steel, and aged in 40% new French and American oak. It’s looks to be a well-made, possibly
Item Number: 26014
Bottle:$37.95
Case: $227.70
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Pahlmeyer Merlot 2014
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97"Blackberries, blueberries, forest floor and hints of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied and tight with firm and silky tannins and long and beautiful focus. Goes on for minutes. Terrific wine. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 26026
Bottle:$71.95
Case: $863.40
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Andrew Murray 'Tous les Jours' Syrah 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Editors' Choice " The approachable nose of this wine shows baked blackberry pie in vanilla crust, with touches of dried purple flowers. The palate is similarly crowd-pleasing, with dark berry and baking spice flavors given intriguing depth through hints of game and rosemary. " 
Item Number: 25868
Bottle:$13.93
Case: $167.16
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Donnhoff 'Oberhauser Brucke' Riesling Spatlese 2014
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2014 Riesling Spätlese Oberhäuser Brücke--from Dönnhoff's famous Eiswein, Auslese and Spätlese vineyard--opens very fine, pure and coolish on the slate-like/flinty nose. Piquant, sweet and juicy on the palate, this is a highly elegant and minerally structured Spätlese with a
Item Number: 25883
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Trimbach Pinot Blanc 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Pretty pear, spring blossom and stone notes are layered with fresh acidity in this balanced , light bodied white, which shows a zesty, minerally drive that echoes on the finish." -ANJames Suckling 90
Item Number: 26061
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Silverado Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine & Spirits 
James Suckling 93 "A polished and pretty 2013 cabernet that delivers blueberry, slate and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet reserved and tight. Drink or hold."-JS  Wine & Spirits 93 " Jon Emmerich blends this wine from three estate vineyards—Stag’s Leap, Mt. George and Oakville
Item Number: 26067
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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