New Arrivals at Empire WineSM

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia 2015
100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 100 “A barrel sample blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec coming from six vineyards and reared in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine has a very deep inky-purple color and nose of crushed red and black currants,
Item Number: 30389
Case: $1,295.70
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Ken Wright 'Shea' Pinot Noir 2016
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94
Item Number: 30304
Case: $281.70

J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Black cherry, smoke and a hint of caramel make for a very familiar and satisfying nose on this well-priced bottling. There is a deep core of black currant fruit, with chalky tannins, a dense mouthfeel and abundant acidity that drives into the finish."
Item Number: 30390
Case: $173.40

Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2011 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "A wine of incredible density, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is virtually impenetrable, but dazzling just the same. Rose petal, mint, sage, rosemary, leather and smoke hit the palate in a voluptuous, racy Rancia. The 2011 should drink well earlier than many other recent
Item Number: 30593
Case: $215.40

Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 93 “The 2015 Pinot Noir from Domaine Eden is very pretty, offering up a youthfully expressive bouquet of red cherries, raspberries, currant leaf and candied peel. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and succulent, without quite the depth, dimension and textural finesse of the
Item Number: 30324
Case: $383.40

Les Darons By Jeff Carrel Languedoc 2016
91  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 91 “A Grenache dominated cuvee blended with 20% Syrah and 5% Carignan, the 2016 Languedoc Rouge sports a deep ruby color to go with juicy, fruit-forward notes of berry fruits, cracked pepper, leafy herbs and wild flowers. Juicy, forward, sexy and supple, with lots of sweet fruit, it
Item Number: 30622
Case: $119.40

Terre Nere 'San Lorenzo' Nerello Mascalese 2016
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit meets tarry mineral and accents of licorice, spiced orange peel and herb in this chewy, medium-bodied red. The bold flavor and structure are deftly knit into a graceful and harmonious package, with the spice and mineral character lingering on
Item Number: 30413

Northstar Merlot 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Supple and expressive, plush in texture but not weighty, layering blueberry and currant flavors with hints of cream and green olive. Lingers easily. Best from 2018 through 2023."  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Herb, pencil lead, plum and vanilla aromas are followed by smooth, soft
Item Number: 30421
Case: $191.70

Erath Pinot Noir 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir has very fresh, crisp fruit on the nose: crunchy cranberry, tart cherry and warm blackberry with cinnamon stick and dried leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it gives good concentration of bright raspberry and cherry notes in the mouth
Item Number: 30369
Case: $191.40

Alsace Willm Riesling Reserve 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 BEST BUY This conveys just a smidge of lemon aroma on the nose. The palate, however, gives the citrus its due space, filling the mouth with sprightly freshness and the ripe freshness of high-season lemon. The body is light and refreshing, the finish is dry and clean.  by Wine
Item Number: 30571
Case: $131.40

Speri Superior Ripasso 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “A firm and solid red with blackberry and blueberry character. Hints of lemon peel. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish.”-JS  “The Italian word ripasso comes from "ripassare," or "going over again," and refers to an ancient local tradition of refermenting Valpolicella Classico
Item Number: 30534
Case: $143.70
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Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “Aromas of blueberry and blackberry follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish.”-JS  “Ruby-red in color (advancing to garnet), this wine is bursting with notes of strawberry, red berries, sage, spice cake and subtle earth on the nose. It is
Item Number: 30374
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Losada Pajaro Rajo Mencia 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"This is really minerally with granite and blueberry character. Medium to full body, firm and linear tannins and a long finish. Drink now."~J.S.
Item Number: 30388
Case: $167.40

Baron Edmond de Rothschild 'Aguaribay' Malbec 2016
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 Morello cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants are all there in no short supply, but it's all bright and well done. Fruity with round tannins and a fresh, spicy finish.  by James Suckling, JS, 2018.  The Aguaribay is a typical and emblematic tree of the Mendoza region,
Item Number: 30410
Case: $113.40

Eric Kent Sonoma Coast Rose 2017
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92"This is made from 77% Pinot Noir, 17% Syrah and 6% Grenache. The trio works well together, combining to offer a distinct minerality of crushed rock around complex, curious flavors of cured meat, citrus and strawberry. The wine is dark as Dolcetto in color." ~ VB
Item Number: 30393

Mayacamas 'Mt. Veeder' Chardonnay 2016
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95 "The 2016 Chardonnay is fabulous. A vivid, textured wine, the 2016 possesses remarkable finesse and intensity in all of its dimensions. Lemon oil and white flowers are amped up by the natural intensity of these old vines. The 2016 was fermented and aged in neutral oak, with no
Item Number: 30471
Case: $515.40
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Cuvelier Los Andes Malbec 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 “Intense aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of spices. Full body, very fine and silky. Balanced and refined. Drink now."-JS  Wine Enthusiast 90 “Smokey and earthy in style, notes of charred meat, blackberry, black olive and dried oregano are all followed by a savory
Item Number: 30366
Case: $191.40

Chateau St Cosme Les Deux Albion Cotes du Rhone 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91A solid, slightly gutsy version that sports dark cherry, plum and cassis flavors inlaid liberally with violet, pepper and bramble notes. Reveals a flash of licorice root on the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2020.
Item Number: 30449
Case: $251.40

Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93“So much pressed lavender to the nose here as well the classic bramble berries but also some hints of sour cherries, leather and Chinese spices. This is full and delicious with mouth-coating tannins, driven acidity and a compact yet long finish. Better in 2020.”~JS
Item Number: 30416
Case: $239.40

Barkers Marque 'Three Brooms' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Grapefruit, peach and lime zest notes mingle with details of lemongrass, mineral and fresh-ground ginger, showing good intensity and a supple, juicy body. Drink now."
Item Number: 30447
Case: $155.40

Quinta da Romaneira LBV Port 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Romaneira does a fine job with this category. It is a go-to producer for fine LBVs. Its elegant 2012 is lovely, with expressive and seemingly rich fruit. For all of the initial impression of richness, the fruit is nicely supported and well defined. It seems fresh, with finesse,
Item Number: 30559
Case: $113.70

Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 ÆRENA 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills Lake County). This is a beautifully balanced, medium-bodied wine that goes beyond the basic black-fruit avors and adds hints of dried earth and bay leaf on the nose and light wood smoke and black pepper favors. Moderate tannins and
Item Number: 30586
Case: $227.40

Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2015
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"This is a highly satisfying estate-driven white, impressively crafted in spicy acidity and complex layers of grapefruit. Pithy in its citrus components, it goes on and on, never ceasing to unleash subtle hits of wet stone and a tiny taste of the sea."~VB
Item Number: 30563
Case: $203.40

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer 2016
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 “This wine’s rose scent might remind you of spring; it’s charming in its spicy intensity, tight and yet continually giving. The pale fruit is mostly about textural richness, which makes this an appealing match for cracked crab.”  Joshua Greene, April 1, 2018   100%
Item Number: 30501
Case: $179.40
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Von Winning 'Winnings' Riesling 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Scheurebe- or Muscat-like scents of sage, mint, basil, lemon and grapefruit zest instantly catch your attention, while muskmelon and white peach offer luscious fruit fundament on a silken, buoyant palate. Twenty grams of residual sugar support the fruit while remaining virtually
Item Number: 30319
Case: $167.40