New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Monte del Fra Bardolino 2016
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Aromas of ground black pepper and wild berry lead the way. The juicy delicious palate mirrors the nose, doling out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and cinnamon. Easygoing and balanced, it boasts supple tannins and fresh acidity. It's made to be drunk young so enjoy
Item Number: 32432
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94Beautiful aromas of cherries, dark chocolate and lemon rind, following through to a full body with round and chewy tannins. Yet, it is polished and soft. A juicy finish. A blend of merlot, sangiovese, syrah and petit verdot.
Item Number: 32627
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Venge Vineyards Family Reserve Cabernet 2016
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96-98  A barrel sample, the 2016 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a deep garnet-purple color and gorgeous, spicy nose of aniseed, cumin seed, cloves and cinnamon stick, with sandalwood, cassis, baked blackberries and licorice at the core plus a hint of espresso.
Item Number: 32549
Bottle:$174.95
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Zorzal 'Eggo Tinto de Tiza' Red Blend 2016
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The incredible 2016 Eggo Tinto de Tiza was cropped from one of the coolest years in recent times, which provided a slow ripening of the grapes and resulted in wines with higher natural acidity. This wine is now exclusively Malbec from Gualtallary (it used to have some Cabernet
Item Number: 32584
Bottle:$22.45
Case: $269.40
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Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008
100  James Suckling 
Wine Enthusiast 100 "This latest incarnation of the famous brand is a superb wine. It is on par with, maybe even better than, the already legendary 2002. Its balance is impeccable: Apple and citrus flavors working with the tight minerality to give a textured yet fruity wine. Produced from
Item Number: 32504
Bottle:$249.99
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Charles & Charles 'Rose' Syrah/Grenache 2018
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90   Tasting Notes The color is a pale salmon, copper pink with flashes of fuschia. The aromatics lead with notes of wild raspberry and cherry, giving in to bright citrus, Herbs de Provence and lavender. There’s a strong note of rose petal as well. All this carries through on a
Item Number: 32532
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Le Vieux Telegraphe Telegramme Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 Very complex and composed. Bright aromas of wild, red-berries and herbs. Some blueberry pastry, too. Plush, ripe and concentrated palate with long, smooth, ripe and powerful tannins. Great depth and detail. Fresh, red-berry and plum flavors run riot on the finish. Drink or hold. 
Item Number: 32542
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Croft Reserve Tawny Porto
90  Wine Spectator 
Tasting Panel 92 A venerable Port house (est. 1588) with a modern bent. Dark, rust amber; smooth, soft and nutty with bright, sweet fruit and mild rancio; silky, balanced and long.  Wine Spectator 90 Rich and toothsome, with interesting dried herbal notes to the red plum and toffee flavors. The
Item Number: 32527
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $98.70
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Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2016
90  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 90 The base 2016 Catena Malbec comes from multiple high elevation sites and was brought up in 34% new French and American oak barrels. It offers a vibrant, juicy, undeniably delicious style as well as terrific notes of black raspberries, wild strawberries, and spring flowers. Upfront
Item Number: 32396
Bottle:$15.95
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BenMarco Malbec 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Produced with grapes from one vineyard in Chacayes in the Valle de Uco, the 2016 BenMarco Malbec is floral, spicy, aromatic, showy and expressive, with great freshness and lots of aromatic herbs, black pepper and flowers. This has both good ripeness and freshness, with very fine
Item Number: 32408
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Brotte Les Hauts de Barville Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2017
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc les Hauts de Barville is 80% Grenache Blanc, fermented and aged in stainless steel. Straightforward grapefruit and lime notes abound in this medium to full-bodied offering. It's crisp and clean, with riper hints of stone fruit to round out the
Item Number: 32405
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Villa Pillo 'Borgoforte' Red 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 Fragrant blackcurrants, good concentration and elegant tannins make this a very attractive, Tuscan red. If there was more complexity at the silky finish, this would rate even higher. Sep 2018
Item Number: 32465
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Robert Weil Riesling Trocken 2017
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 The slight hint of funk in the nose that quickly turns into a flinty note, announces a change of style at this famous estate. Perhaps the sugar levels weren't high. Yet, this is rather bold as well as very crisp. Discreet, white-fruit character and quite a salty mineral finish.
Item Number: 32628
Bottle:$15.95
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Vaglio 'Aggie' Malbec 2017
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 “This is direct and focused with beautiful depth and pureness. Full-bodied and very virtical with impressive purity of tannins and blueberries, crushed stones and salt. Drink or hold.” ~ JS  Vaglio is owned and operated by José Lovaglio Balbo. In 2013 he started to rent an old,
Item Number: 32449
Bottle:$19.95
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Arana' Tempranillo 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Jame Suckling 93 "A rich and very creamy wine with vanilla and toasted oak. Very flavorful, rich and beautiful. Full body, round tannins and a delicious finish. Decadent. Traditional Rioja style. Drink now."  Wine Advocate 91 "The sleek and polished 2011 Viña Arana is mostly Tempranillo with 5%
Item Number: 32407
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Yalumba Sam's Collection Viognier 2017
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 Yalumba's Eden Valley Viognier bottling rivals the brand's Virgilius bottling in varietal expression, even if it's not as ripe or rich. Gingery spice and floral notes bring a dimension of complexity without oak, and the wine's fruit remains citrusy, fresh and focused through the
Item Number: 32667
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Rocca delle Macie 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90“Pretty aromas of wild berry, blue flower and tilled soil lift from the glass along with a whiff espresso. Reflecting the nose, the taut, medium-bodied palate evokes blackberry, licorice and coffee bean framed in polished tannins and bright acidity.”
Item Number: 32598
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Quinta da Romaneira LBV Port 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This is inviting, with a core of dark plum, blackberry and blueberry reduction notes scored by cocoa and Black Forest accents. Shows a plush feel on the finish, but isn't heavy-handed, ending with a graphite echo. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made"~GS
Item Number: 32483
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $113.70
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High Note 'Elevated' Malbec 2017
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Dark plums, dried blackberries, cassis and currant bush make for a very fruity but reserved expression on the nose. Full body, juicy but structured tannins and a medium-chewy finish."
Item Number: 32674
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri IGT 2017
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 This is a delicious red. As always, it shows delicious blackberries, walnuts and a light hazelnut character. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Nice tension at the end.  Vinous Media 90  The 2017 Rosso dei Notri is a plump, bold wine. Dark cherry and plum fruit,
Item Number: 32519
Bottle:$15.45
Case: $185.40
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Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas 'Les Racines' 2015
94  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 94  Cut from the same cloth, the 2015 Gigondas Racines offers darker fruits, as well as more minerality, yet is slightly closed and needs 2-3 years of bottle age. Garrigue, black cherries, currants, scorched earth, and licorice all flow to a full-bodied Gigondas that has ripe tannin and
Item Number: 32520
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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E. Guigal Gigondas 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2015 Gigondas is remarkable for its elegance. Sourced largely from higher-altitude vineyards, it's evolved in a red-fruited direction, offering cranberry and cherry notes accented by hints of clove and allspice. Medium to full-bodied, with a creamy mid-palate and silky tannins
Item Number: 32525
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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Maison de Grand Esprit L'Etre Magique Cremant De Bourgogne
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 A fresh and bright sparkling wine with apple and cream aromas and flavors. Hints of yogurt. Full body, pretty bubbles and a flavorful finish. Blend of 60% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 20% gamay. A fun and lively sparkling wine. Bottled fermented and 12 months on lees. Drink now.
Item Number: 32528
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $113.70
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Fonseca 20 Year Tawny Port
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 This gorgeous Port is at the perfect stage where there are still freshness and hints of orange and dried fruit, while the wood aging is concentrating the wine into its essence.  Wine & Spirits 92 A classical balance of the fresh and the mature, this 20-Year-Old offers warm
Item Number: 32530
Bottle:$37.95
Case: $455.40
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Frias Family Lady of the Dead Red Blend 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2016 Red Blend Lady of the Dead is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot. It has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of lifted black cherries, blackberries and cassis with hints of menthol, dark chocolate and star anise. Full-bodied,
Item Number: 32535
Bottle:$45.95
Case: $551.40
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