New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Chateau Manissy 'La Belle Etoile' Rose 2017
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2017 Vin de France Rose La Belle Etoile—a blend of 50% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 25% Syrah—is a screaming bargain. With its scents of crushed stone, pressed flowers and white cherries, its quality belies its modest price. Medium-bodied, with a silky mouthfeel and a long
Item Number: 29729
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Beyra Branco White 2017
96  Decanter 
Decanter 96Mineral and citrus fruitiness, grapefruit, hints of nettle and white flowers, very fresh and light on the palate, revealing the altitude of the vineyards.
Item Number: 29817
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Dr. Fischer Steinbock Riesling 2016
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 “This wine, nicknamed Steinbock, originates in parts of the Bockstein deemed well-suited to neither Grosses Gewchs nor Kabinett. Its another instance at this estate of a Riesling that signals stoniness on the nose, in this instance accompanied by a whiff of fusel oil as well as by
Item Number: 29847
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Resonance by Jadot Pinot Noir 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Precise and impressively structured, with refined raspberry, crushed rock and savory tea accents that take on richness and depth toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2024."  Winemaker Notes Nice intense and bright color. The nose is very fruity, as a full red and black
Item Number: 29830
Bottle:$28.95
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Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "This second wine shows such a great balance of round tannins and juicy, creamy and chocolate character. Full, flavorful and joyful. Salty and juicy. Savory and even meaty. Drink now or hold.”  Wine Spectator 90 “Cherry jam, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors prevail in
Item Number: 29713
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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Nicolis Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91 Ruby red colour of medium intensity. It has a characteristic perfume that is pleasant and delicate, with hints of fruit of this area: cherries, marasca cherries and plums. The flavour is dry, bodied, slightly bitter, savoury and harmonious. Sometimes it recalls ginger, which is a
Item Number: 29759
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $239.70
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Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Gorgeous purity and silky tannins set the stage for kirsch, blueberry syrup, white chocolate and espresso flavors. Complex and generous, with an epic finish, where the harmonious flavors linger. Drink now through 2030."  Wine & Spirits 91 "A soft and generous shiraz with heady
Item Number: 29751
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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E. Guigal 'Rose' Cotes du Rhone 2017
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 Pale pink. Highly perfumed strawberry and candied rose scents, joined by a slowly building hint of orange zest. Dry and brisk on the palate, offering bitter cherry pit and red berry flavors and a spicy touch of white pepper. Finishes clean and long, displaying resonating florality
Item Number: 29686
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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11 Minutes Rose 2017
90  Decanter 
Decanter 90 “This new rosé interpretation by Famiglia Pasqua is a masterly blend created from noble native grape varietals, Corvina and Trebbiano di Lugana, together with the more international Syrah and Carmenère.”DM  Rosé Vinification The new rosé interpretation by Famiglia Pasqua is a fine
Item Number: 29843
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $107.70
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MacMurray Ranch Pinot Gris 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
"MacMurray Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris has an expressive, perfumed nose and offers layered aromas of white flowers, Asian pear and baked apple. Signature white peach, ginger and dried fig notes appear on the palate, where a rich mouthfeel softens refreshing acidity. The
Item Number: 29858
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 The 2015 Cotes du Rhone marks a terrific return to form for this cuvée. It’s intense and peppery, with concentrated black cherry fruit, a medium to full-bodied palate and a long finish.  Vinous Media 90 Brilliant ruby. Vibrant cherry and cassis aromas are complicated by
Item Number: 29688
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2012
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90+ "Cropped from an extremely dry year, the 2012 Viña Alberdi was saved by some rains in late September. The aging lasted two years, the first one in new American oak barrels and the second in used ones. It felt livelier than the 2011. This 2012 has some aromas of raw meat, with
Item Number: 29727
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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J Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
"The 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: 29775
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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Ken Wright 'Willamette' Pinot Noir 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Polished and harmonious, with expressive raspberry and smoky spice flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2023. 15,000 cases made. –TF"  The Wine The Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of our traditional vineyards. Though not at the same level of
Item Number: 29852
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Errazuriz Max Reserva Carmenere 2016
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 Let yourself be seduced by the delicate spice and forest berry fruits of this wine. Very good concentration and some real finesse in this medium-to-full carmenere. The finish is long and lively.  Vintage. A classic vintage in the Max vineyards with a heat summation that was
Item Number: 29911
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Tenuta Santa Maria 'Pragal' IGT Red Blend 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 “This shows aromas of dark berries, earth and mushrooms. Medium body, round and polished tannins and a lively finish. Delicious now. Why wait?”  The Wine The Pragal comes from the Bertani family estate in the Val d’Illasi, and is a fruity, spicy blend of 60% Corvina, 20% Merlot
Item Number: 29794
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Jolie-Pitt & Perrin 'Miraval' Rose 2016 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 “Limpid orange-pink. High-pitched aromas of fresh red berries and blood orange, along with hints of honeysuckle and peach. Silky and precise in the mouth, offering nicely concentrated strawberry, tangerine and floral pastille flavors that spread out steadily on the back half.
Item Number: 29819
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Cepa 21 'Hito' Tempranillo 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A silkiness masks depth and density in this polished red. Cherry and berry flavors are ripe and juicy, backed by vanilla, spice and floral notes. Well-integrated tannins keep this focused through the toasty finish. Drink now through 2026. 29,166 cases made.—T.M."  The Wine
Item Number: 29793
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Ring Bolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90This cabernet shows more iodine and slate character on the nose, as well as ink and hints of citrus rind. Fresh, vibrant red-fruit flavors on the palate and a tangy finish. Great value
Item Number: 29946
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Gobelsburger Gruner Veltliner 2017
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Yeast, miso and green pear make for an appetizing nose. The evident spritz on the palate makes these flavors pop even more in the mouth where lemon freshness and white pepper frame the lovely pear fruit. This is slender, dry but very expressive."  THE ESTATE "The Zwettl
Item Number: 29877
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Rex Hill 'Willamette Valley' Pinot Noir 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 “This shows cola, blackberries, elderberries, bark and walnuts. The palate has some good concentration with chewy tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Drink in 2020.”-JS  Wine Spectator 91 “Expressive and well-built, with bright cherry and smoky anise aromas and layered red plum
Item Number: 29865
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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Feudi del Pisciotto 'Missoni' Cabernet Sauv 2015
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"A well-spiced, supple version, with creamy tannins married to expressive flavors of fig cake, raspberry puree, dried thyme and singed orange peel. This is medium to full-bodied, lingering on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,166 cases made."~AN
Item Number: 29958
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $119.70
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Honig Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90 "A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is spicy on the nose with cassis, plums and cedar scents. Medium-bodied and well balanced, it shows nice purity in the
Item Number: 29761
Bottle:$37.95
Case: $455.40
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Hugel 'Classic' Pinot Gris 2015
91  James Suckling 
Vinous 91 “Bright straw. Apple, guava and liquid minerals on the nose and palate. Finishes zingy and clean, with persistent pomaceous fruit notes complicated by hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Marc Hugel mentioned that in hot vintages this wine typically develops the spicy notes of bread pudding and
Item Number: 29746
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Lovely blackberry and blueberry character with a mineral and slightly woody undertone. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. One that will age beautifully"
Item Number: 29737
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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