New Arrivals at Empire WineSM

Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"The wine, from one of the five Aubert family properties, is rich and full of great fruit. With ripe tannins and blackberry generosity over the wood aging, this is still structured yet ready to drink."
Item Number: 27768

Vins Auvigue 'Solutre' Pouilly Fuisse 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"A dense, chewy style, with apple, pear and spice flavors supported by vivid acidity and a chalky sensation. A cleansing wave of acidity frames the finish. Best from 2018 through 2025. 4,000 cases made."
Item Number: 27872
Case: $287.40

Chateau de Manissy 'Lirac' Red Blend 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2016 Lirac from Château de Manissy is a plummy, rich blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Cinsault that's full-bodied, concentrated and tannic, yet it's supple in texture. It ends creamy and plush, with bright, red-fruit notes coming through and prolonging the finish."
Item Number: 27873
Case: $167.40

Stonestreet 'Estate' Chardonnay 2015
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 “This wine is a blend from several of the producer's higher-elevation estate vineyards in the appellation. Floral and inviting in sugar apple, caramel crème brûlée and complex spice and salt seasonings, it's plush and voluptuous, with supportive acidity and a crushed stone
Item Number: 27786
Case: $176.70

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard' 2016
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 95 "A knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality. Expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes lead to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet."  Vinous Media 95
Item Number: 27837
Case: $527.40

Terre Nere 'Feudo di Mezzo' Nerello Masclases 2015
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "A big, tightly knit version, this silky red shows pretty baked raspberry, citrus peel and tea leaf notes tightly enmeshed with the dense and chewy tannins, while a streak of smoky mineral echoes on the finish. Best from 2013 through 20133. 625 cases made."  The Wine Terre
Item Number: 27771
Case: $395.40

Ferrari Carano 'Tre Terre' Chardonnay 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“Rich and juicy, with lively white peach, nectarine, apple and honeydew flavors that run deep and persistent, showing off subtle spicy oak nuances. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.”
Item Number: 27829
Case: $275.40

Petrolo 'Galatrona' Red 2015
99  James Suckling 
James Suckling 99 “Terrific aromas of violets, roses and raspberries with hints of strawberries and brown sugar. Full body. Phenomenal layers of focused fruit and polished velvety tannins. This is the Galatrona that everyone has been waiting for. It’s the vintage that shows depth and power yet
Item Number: 27907
Case: $479.70

Montinore Pinot Noir 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(raised in 58% Hungarian and 42% French oak barrels, 25% of them new) Vivid red. Spice-tinged raspberry and cherry and a touch of smokiness on the fragrant nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors that show firm cut and refreshing spiciness.
Item Number: 27857
Case: $215.40
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Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Here is a red with pretty raspberry and floral components to the nose. Medium body, integrated tannins and a fine finish. It's all about finesse here. Drink now or hold."
Item Number: 27833
Case: $227.40

Domaine Eden Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Grapefruit rind, yogurt, sour cream and warm pear show on the nose of this bottling. There is great acidity on the sip, with a mango cream and tropical fruit touch, but those elements coalesce into a rich, roasted-almond-driven palate as the wine breathes." ~ MK  Wine
Item Number: 27970
Case: $299.40

J Vineyards Chardonnay 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
"The 2015 J Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay is creamy and generous with aromas of golden apple, pineapple, tangerine and a hint of ginger. Made with nearly all free run juice, this Chardonnay is bright and fruit forward with a broad lemon custard mid-palate. The oak is spice-driven and
Item Number: 27866
Case: $263.40

Tolaini Vallenuova Chianti Classico 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A complex and compelling red, offering a mix of pure black cherry and black currant fruit, with earth, spice and leather flavors. Lush and balanced, presenting a long, tobacco-tinged finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made." - BS  James Suckling 91 "Real Chianti
Item Number: 27875
Case: $263.40

Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 'Best Buy' “This wine might be the best value available in California Pinot Noir. It has great varietal character in the aroma and follows through with tempting spice, red fruit and savory nuances on the palate. Black tea, red cherry and clove waft from the glass while cherry and
Item Number: 27782
Case: $131.40

Morisfarms Morellino di Scansano 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 “The 2015 Morellino di Scansano is another absolutely delicious wine from Morisfarms. Dark red cherry, spice and leather all develop nicely in the glass. This is an unusually ripe, voluptuous Morellino endowed with striking depth and textural intensity. Drink it over the next few
Item Number: 27801
Case: $155.40

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90This blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot is initially firm with dry tannins and a powerful structure. This will soften as the bright black-currant flavor from the Cabernet begins to shine. The wine, produced in the southern part of Haut-Medoc, will develop well.
Item Number: 27920
Case: $239.40

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2014
91  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 91 “An elegant red, full of black currant, cherry, spice and herb flavors. Elegant and taut, in the traditional style, with fine complexity and a long finish. Best from 2018 through 2028.”  James Suckling 91 A wealth of attractive fruit such as cherry and berry. Hints of spice.
Item Number: 27826
Case: $233.40

Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonneh Riesling Auslese 2015
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2015 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese is very clear, fine and fresh on the nose, which indicates a pretty pure and stony/mineral character. The attack on the palate is dense, enormously vital and racy; the wine is straight, firm and fresh, full of salts, and provided with
Item Number: 27793
Case: $323.40

Tenuta Roveglia 'Vigne di Catullo' Lugana Riserva 2014
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"Made from old vines, this stunning wine opens with heady aromas of ripe apple and fragrant white flower. Round and creamy, the palate delivers Bartlett pear, white peach and nectarine zest alongside fresh acidity. A white-almond note graces the persistent finish." (KO)
Item Number: 27767
Case: $203.40

Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne 2015
97  James Suckling 
Burghound 90-93 As with several of the, mostly unbottled, wines in the range, there is enough reduction to push the underlying fruit to the background. Otherwise there is solid power and punch to the medium weight plus flavors that are not as dense as one might expect given the vintage but the
Item Number: 27791
Case: $1,199.40

Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri IGT 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A vibrant red with blueberry and chocolate plus currant and raspberry. Medium body, round tannins and lots of beautiful fruit. 50% sangiovese, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 20% syrah and 10% merlot. Better to drink in 2017 but so impressive now.  Wine Advocate 91 This well-priced
Item Number: 27755
Case: $179.40

Bruno Rocca Barbaresco DOCG 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Bruno Rocca does a fabulous job with his base Barbaresco. The 2013 Barbaresco is an elegant and streamlined wine with delicate nuances of dark fruit and wild berry backed by dried violets and white pepper. The approach is elegant, fine and silky. I highly recommend this wine for
Item Number: 27871
Case: $479.40

Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 " A wonderfully floral Chianti Classico with jasmine and elderberry flowers not to mention smoke, plums and light chocolate. Medium to light body, soft tannins and fresh acidity. Drink now." ~ JS  Wine Advocate 92 "The 2015 Chianti is a polished and immediate wine that puts
Item Number: 27783
Case: $311.40

Bodegas Volver Single Vinyard Tempranillo 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Black cherry and red plum flavors mingle with cocoa and licorice flavors in this generous red. Juicy acidity keeps this lively, while well-integrated tannins impart focus. A fruit-forward, modern style, with depth. Drink now through 2023. 10,000 cases made."–TM
Item Number: 27752

Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2016
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Brilliant red. Fresh red berries, cinnamon and a hint of woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. Pliant raspberry and cherry cola flavors are braced by tangy acidity and a touch of blood orange. Sappy, penetrating and precise; a jolt of peppery spices enlivens the long, gently tannic
Item Number: 27803
Case: $215.40