New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Monte Bernardi 'Retromarcia' Chianti Classico 2015
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "This fragrant red offers heady scents of ripe dark-skinned berry, pressed violet, eucalyptus and a potpourri of culinary spice. The refined palate is initially understated but then sneaks up on you with ripe wild cherry, cranberry, licorice and clove. It's surprisingly fresh for
Item Number: 29140
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Cade 'Howell Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2015s, which are somewhat surprisingly already in bottle, include the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate that is an identical blend to the 2014. The wine is dense ruby/purple, plump, juicy and fleshy with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit. It cuts an even bigger mouth-texture
Item Number: 29212
Bottle:$95.95
Case: $1,151.40
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The Calling 'Dutton Ranch' Chardonnay 2016
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 “Luxurious in green olive, peach and lemon, this is a complex compelling vineyard-designate, well made and in balance. Sophisticated, it offers a lingering length of toasted oak spice that complements the fruit and adds a spark to the whole.”   Wine Spectator 92 “Rich and
Item Number: 29193
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Aromas of blackcurrants, dark berry and flowers follow through to a full body, dusty tannins and a flavorful finish. A blend of 85% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, 5% merlot, 5% cabernet franc. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 29248
Bottle:$72.95
Case: $875.40
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Beringer 'Private Reserve' Chardonnay 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A tank sample, the 2016 Chardonnay Private Reserve opens with peaches and cream notes and suggestions of cedar box, pink grapefruit and green mango with a touch of nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied with an appealingly oily texture, it delivers mouth-filling tropical fruit and oak
Item Number: 29239
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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Chateau Maine d'Arman Cotes de Bourg 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"Aromas of Plums, dried strawberries and spices. Some incense. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and linear yet the texture is very silky. Drink now."Practicing Sustainable Agriculture
Item Number: 29162
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The queen of the ball is the 2014 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine shows grace and elegance, and it pulls itself together with a profound sense of firmness and textural compactness. The quality of fruit is sweet and accessible, but the wine also reveals ethereal tones of
Item Number: 29233
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Harken Chardonnay 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
2016 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay  We created Harken Chardonnay because we missed that rich, oaky taste of Chardonnays gone by. At some point, someone decided that those great toasty notes and buttery finish went out of style. We think that’s crazy. So we brought it back.  Honoring the days when
Item Number: 29210
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Parparoussis Achaia Petite Fle 2017
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Upcoming summer issue of Wine Enthusiast: 94 points, "Best Buy" & "Year’s Best Greek Wines"  KTIMA PARPAROUSSIS Founded in 1974 by oenologist Athanassios Parparoussis, the winery is located on the Northwest coast of the Peloponnese. Mr. Parparoussis and his two daughters Erifili and Dimitra.
Item Number: 29312
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Terre Nere 'Etna Rosato' Nerello Masclases 2017
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Pale onion-peel pink. Delicately fruity and floral aromas of jasmine, honyesuckle, redcurrant, gooseberry and minerals. Bright and crisp, this is a paragon of balance and delicacy. Lovely stuff. 100% Nerello Mascalese. -- Ian D'Agata"  The Wine A favorite of Antonio Galloni,
Item Number: 29201
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Vigilance Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 This wine is crafted from 100% Sauvignon Blanc Clone 01 on 101-14 rootstock. The ancient volcanic soil of the Red Hills appellation bring out the lush flavors of this lively wine. We ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks at 55°F (13°C), long and slow, resulting in a flood
Item Number: 29348
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Chateau Croix du Casse Pomerol 2015
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95  "Fabulous aromas of blackberries, black olives and black tea. Perfumed. Full-bodied yet so fine with poised tannins. Polished and beautiful. Stunning. 91% merlot and 9% cabernet franc. Best ever. Drink in 2021."  Wine Spectator 88-91 Shows the profile of the vintage, with
Item Number: 29145
Bottle:$31.95
Case: $383.40
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Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnen Riesling Kabinett 2016
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Super-cool and super-delicate wine with great depth and wonderful balance. A blast of freshness that makes most white wines seem like yesterday's news. Should be exciting at least until 2030. Publish Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017"  Wine Spectator 90 "A well-knit, firmly
Item Number: 29222
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Tintonegro Limestone Block Malbec 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “A red with lots of ripe fruit plus subtle hints of strawberry jam. Medium to full body, soft tannins. A tar and spice finish. Pure malbec planted in Uco's limestone soils. Beautiful texture.”-JS  Wine Advocate 90 “The 2014 Malbec Limestone Block is sourced from a single
Item Number: 29117
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Domaine de la Tour du Bon Bandol Rose 2017
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 “Brilliant orange-pink. Red berries, peach and a hint of orange zest on the fragrant nose. Juicy, mineral-laced strawberry, nectarine and honeysuckle flavors show very good clarity and tighten up slowly on the back half. Deftly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and
Item Number: 29442
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Chateau Ste. Michelle 'Indian Wells' Cabernet 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“Lively and focused, with expressive black cherry and bacon fat aromas and sleek blackberry and spice flavors that take on tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2021.”
Item Number: 29192
Bottle:$14.45
Case: $173.40
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Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc 2017
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2017 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert Blanc is a shade drier than other recent vintages, weighing in at five grams per liter of residual sugar. As always, it's a multifaceted blend, including Petit Manseng, Viognier, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, plus some other bit and pieces. Melon,
Item Number: 29452
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Cantalupo 'Il Mimo' Rosato Nebbiolo 2017
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Orange pink. Clean floral and ripe red fruit aromas and flavors are simple and fresh. Hints of sassafras and dried rose add complexity, but this version of Il Mimo strikes me as less complex wine than usual that thrives mostly on its early appeal and easy accessibility. Slightly
Item Number: 29199
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault VV 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Smooth and rounded, this wine has spice from wood aging as well as rich white and yellow fruits. The wine is concentrated from low-yielding old vines as well as richly endowed with acidity and minerality. Drink from 2020.
Item Number: 29220
Bottle:$59.95
Case: $359.70
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Chateau Minuty 281 Rose
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 This herbal wine comes in a beautifully designed bottle that mixes clear and blue glass. It is light and fruity –a lively mix of red fruits and citrus with a definite texture. This new wine from the Minuty estate is made to go with food.  Château Minuty 281 The pale hue and
Item Number: 29227
Bottle:$68.95
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Franco Espanolas Rioja Reserva 2011
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91 "This wine managed to transform the heat of 2011 into an elegant, high-toned Rioja, sanguine and salty with tart red berry and plum flavors. The tannins last, dusting the fruit with some peppery volatility, even as the wine holds onto its red fruit flavor. Fully mature and ready
Item Number: 29231
Bottle:$16.95
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Ramey 'Sonoma Coast' Chardonnay 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) offers good up front intensity in a mid-weight style that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Lemon confit, orchard fruit, chamomile and lightly oaked notes are laced into the silky finish. This is a very pretty, bright Sonoma Coast
Item Number: 29242
Bottle:$30.95
Case: $371.40
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La Spinetta 'Garretti' Barolo 2014
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Complex and warm aromas of cherries, dried strawberries, lemon rind and light licorice. Cut-grass undertones, too. Medium to full body, ripe and round tannins and a beautiful, clean finish. Deep. Fantastic. Drink now or hold. Publish Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018"  The Wine
Item Number: 29254
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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BenMarco Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Wonderfully perfumed and pure with blackberry and violet aromas. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a fresh and long finish. Linear and polished. So right now. Drink and enjoy." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 "There are more notes of aromatic herbs (thyme mainly) in
Item Number: 29265
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Badia A Coltibuono Chianti Classico Reserva Estate 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Badia a Coltibuono always promotes a traditional and streamlined winemaking style. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva perfectly fits this billing. This is a bright, ruby colored and mid-weight effort. The wine sits pretty in the glass, reflecting the ambient light. Sour cherry,
Item Number: 29271
Bottle:$30.95
Case: $185.70
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