New Arrivals at Empire WineSM

Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 “This is very intense with blackberries, dark chocolate, fresh mushrooms and blackcurrants. dFull-bodied, fine and fruity yet complex and intense. Structured and lightly austere. Beautiful. Drink in 2020.”-JS  Wine Advocate 90 “Another strong effort from Quintessa is the 2014
Item Number: 27317
Case: $455.40
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Beringer 'Private Reserve' Chardonnay 2015
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "A dense and beautiful chardonnay with the focus and presence you expect in a top white from Napa. Full body, yet polished and formed with beautiful ripe fruit, lemon and mineral character. Hints of mineral, toasted oak and caramel. Drink or age. One for the cellar."  Wine
Item Number: 27046
Case: $347.40

Three Wine Company Zinfandel 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 'Editor's Choice' "Opulent and ripe, this full-bodied wine has great fruit concentration, a rich texture supported by firm tannins and a lingering, plummy finish. Oak plays a minimal role through all its blackberry and black plum flavors, but spicy clove and cedar accents emerge
Item Number: 27108
Case: $191.40

Cantina Terlano Pinot Grigio 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90+  "The Cantina Terlano 2016 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio is a bright and forthcoming white wine with an impeccably clean and snappy style. The wine shows delicate tones of white peach, nectarine and passion fruit. There are subtle tones of dried hay or garden herb at the back. This is a
Item Number: 27015
Case: $203.40

Domaines Dominique Piron La Chanaise Morgon 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 56 "This ripe, light- to medium-bodied red sports layers of pure blackberry, cassis and damson plum, edged with licorice, floral and apricot details. Tangy, mouthwatering acidity highlights the mineral and spice details on the long, lightly grippy finish.
Item Number: 27166
Case: $191.40

Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 86.A Big, rich Cabernet, with firm, structured tannins that are powerful and edgy, framing the core of blackberry, black cherry, plum and espresso flavors. An impressive effort. Best from2019 to 2029. 4,075 cases made. -JL.
Item Number: 27230
Case: $371.70
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Altamura Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94“Ultrarich and extracted, offering a powerful array of blackberry, licorice, gravelly earth, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. Never eases up on torque and authoritative presence. Best from 2021 through 2035. 3,500 cases made.” ~J.L.
Item Number: 27147
Case: $1,223.40

Failla 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Failla's 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is absolutely delicious. Ripe, plummy and flamboyant, the Sonoma Coast Pinot is quite exotic in this vintage. Intense color and a darker flavor spectrum than normal - both vintage signatures - are evident. Black cherry, hard candy, cola,
Item Number: 27179
Case: $389.40

Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “This juicy red has grip, setting the backdrop for pure cherry, blueberry, earth, iron and tobacco flavors. Though light-weight, this should develop over the next three to five years.”   The 2015 growing season was very warm. Beginning in May, the growth cycle of the grapevines
Item Number: 27006
Case: $179.40

Vie di Romans 'Dessimis' Pinot Grigio 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Sucklingm 93 "I like this skin contact style of pinot grigio with light pink hue. Full body, spiced pear and apricot character and long flavorful finish. Phenolic linear line running through. Drink now." ~ JS  Wine Spectator 89 "Round and creamy, this subtle, medium-bodied white shows
Item Number: 27069
Case: $323.40

Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2016
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 35 "This big white is round and polished, with good weight and solid acidity behind the pear, blanched almond and white tea flavors. Ginger and briny notes give this a savory character. A muscular style. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases imported." ~TM 
Item Number: 27238
Case: $233.40

Red Car 'Heaven & Earth' Pinot Noir 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2014 Pinot Noir Heaven & Earth is dense and intensely savory. Dried cherry, crushed flowers, dried herbs and licorice infuse this powerful, deep wine. Although a bit austere today, the 2014 offers a good bit of complexity. It will be interesting to see if the wine fleshes out
Item Number: 27104
Case: $659.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Flowers Vineyards 'Sonoma' Pinot Noir 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Austere and elegant in its cool-climate, lightbodied way, this wine is dark and brooding nonetheless, offering a wild bramble of berry and rhubarb flavors. Firm in tannin and subtle in oak, it is dotted in black-tea and savory forest-floor edges."-WE  "Deep garnet hue. Aromas
Item Number: 27110
Case: $479.40

Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2015 Lytton Springs is very, very closed. Readers should not think about opening a bottle anytime soon. Intensely aromatic, but also tightly wound, the 2015 only hints at its true potential. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 packs a real punch."-VM  Connoisseurs Guide 95
Item Number: 27137
Case: $419.40

Tommasi Amarone 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Vinous Media 90 Bright dark red with a pale amber tinge at the rim. Ripe aromas and flavors of red cherry and aromatic spices. Offers a decadent, luscious mouthfeel with soft tannins, but also a touch of alcohol-derived warmth. The finish is long and savory. Though not the most complex Amarone
Item Number: 27145
Case: $599.40
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Selbach-Oster Auslese* Zeltinger Riesling 2015
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96+ "The 2015 Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Auslese * is super clear and flinty on the nose, with smoky/dusty flavors of crushed stones and very clear pineapple aromas. The wine shows a great finesse and elegance on the palate, is lush and perfectly ripe, as well as piquant, firmly
Item Number: 26977

Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco 'Rio Sordo' 2014
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94  TOP 100 2017 CELLAR SELECTIONS #68 "Leather, truffle, grilled herb, purple flower and perfumed berry aromas take shape in this fragrant red. The vibrant palate is loaded with finesse, delivering red cherry, cranberry, cinnamon and clove flavors while nervous acidity and
Item Number: 27101
Case: $551.40

Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Lovely and pure notes of Conference pear hover above a concentrated taut body. This is dry and has a pleasantly bitter pithy edge that seems to draw out the precision of the fruit even more. The palate is streamlined, taut and energetic and the finish is long and impressive with
Item Number: 27125

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2011
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "A classic and tightly knit Rioja with dried berry, spice and cedar character on the nose and palate. Medium body, very fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Acidity carries the wine and then the tannins. Gorgeous. Drink now. Publish Date: Monday, July 24, 2017"  Wine & Spirits
Item Number: 27206
Case: $203.40

Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Merlot 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90“Barrel aromas are at the fore, with notes of vanilla, cocoa and milk chocolate out in front of blackberry and black cherry. The palate also mixes fruit and barrel, showing pleasing depth of flavors and intensity along with a silky texture.”
Item Number: 27062
Case: $179.40

Two Hands Bella's Garden Shiraz 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93Aromatic, with a touch of dried rose petal and white pepper up front, giving way to a smooth and supple blend of black tea, cherry and huckleberry flavors. Touches of vanilla and spice show on the finish, with the tannins developing a slight chew on the finish.
Item Number: 27035
Case: $329.70

Walter Hansel 'The Meadows' Chardonnay 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92"The 2014 Chardonnay The Meadows is all about richness, power and intensity, both in its sweetness through the middle and more tropically leaning flavors. Mango, pineapple, honey, butter, roasted almonds and dried flowers meld into the textured, inviting finish."~Antonio Galloni
Item Number: 27221
Case: $359.40

Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc, aged in 80% new French oak. Floral notes intermixed with blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as blackcurrants jump from the glass of this wine, which has
Item Number: 27353
Case: $365.70

Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Reserva 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 91 "Based in an authentic sense of territory, the 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot - although Renzo Cotarella tells me that the goal is to soon make this wine 100% Sangiovese. The bouquet is generous and nicely concentrated with dark
Item Number: 27106
Case: $149.70

Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc) represents the least expensive wine in the Hall portfolio at $55. The color is a saturated purple, and the wine rich, chewy and unctuously textured, with ripe tannin and a round, juicy mouthfeel.
Item Number: 27163
Case: $515.40