New Arrivals at Empire WineSM


Chateau Gloria St. Julien 2015
100  Wine Spectator 
2018 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection, #63.  Wine Spectator 93 Well-steeped plum, fig and boysenberry fruit is richly layered, supported by embedded brambly grip and backed by waves of ganache and sweet tobacco on the finish. This has plenty of energy to carry it in the cellar while it rounds
Item Number: 31151
Bottle:$49.95
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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96  "Though saturated with black current and blackberry fruit and backed by opaque tannins, this red is pure and balanced. Thyme, iron, leather and tar notes give this complexity, while the finish goes into overtime. Best from 2023 through 2040." Bruce Sanderson October, 31 2018 
Item Number: 31083
Bottle:$45.95
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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Artemis' Cabernet Sauv 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. Deep purple-black in color, it opens with notions of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries and mulberries with hints of unsmoked cigars, fragrant soil and wild
Item Number: 31235
Bottle:$55.95
Case: $671.40
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Descendientes de J. Palacios Bierzo 'Petalos' 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 35"This savory red offers notes of espresso, black olive and graphite framing a core of black cherry and licorice. Fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Harmonious and graceful."
Item Number: 31194
Bottle:$15.95
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Chateau La Croix St-Pierre Grande Reserve 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “This bold, ripe wine is full of tannins as well as great fruit. Juicy with black currant flavors, smoky from wood aging and rich with tannins, it's finely structured and ready to mature gently.”~RV  On the nose, fruit jam aromas enhanced by vanilla and roasted hints on the
Item Number: 31143
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Just bottled, the 2016 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is positively stellar. Powerful and deep in the glass, with unusual depth, the 2016 has so much to offer. There is a level of sheer richness I have never seen in this bottling before. Blue and purplish berry fruit, lavender and
Item Number: 31063
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Carpineto 'Vino Nobile di Mont di Montepulciano' Riserva 2013
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 2018 Rank 11 The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents. Drink now through 2030. 
Item Number: 31370
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Foley Johnson 'Rutherford' Estate Meritage 2014
100  Wine Spectator 
Winemaker Notes #100 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018 The 2014 Estate Meritage Red is a 100% estate blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. It’s deep and concentrated in color mirroring the intense black fruit aromatics on the
Item Number: 31166
Bottle:$35.95
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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 62 Juicy pear, peach and citrus flavors are bright and smooth, with a touch of dried chamomile and lemon verbena lingering on the finish. Impressive for the focus and aromatic detail. Drink now.  Wine Enthusiast 90 This full-bodied wine is delicious,
Item Number: 31120
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Hall Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ ""Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers an earthy/savory nose with notes of fertile loam, tree bark and smoked meat over a cassis and black cherry core with touches of roses and menthol. The full-bodied palate delivers great expression and plenty of
Item Number: 31076
Bottle:$52.95
Case: $635.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93“The 2015 Le Sughere di Frasinello is terrific. Scents of of sweet pipe tobacco, mint, leather, rose petal and exotic spice give the 2015 much of its immediate allure. Super-ripe and racy on the palate, with silky tannins and gorgeous, supple fruit, the 2015 is hugely appealing.”~AG
Item Number: 31247
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $113.70
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Chateau la Canorgue Luberon Rouge 2016
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The finest red from this appellation I tasted this year, Chateau la Canorgue's 2016 Luberon combines pungent, savory notes of leather, clove, allspice, espresso and black olive with plummy fruit. A blend of 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan and aged in a combination of
Item Number: 31161
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Domaine Vieux du Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Alluring, with flow to the cassis, cherry compote and raspberry coulis flavors, backed by light rooibos tea, tobacco and dried blood orange accents. The silky finish is sneaky long, offering a light sanguine echo." Drink now through 2025. 16,666 cases made.–JM
Item Number: 31268
Bottle:$28.95
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Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Sannio 2017
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 “A delicious falanghina to drink now with plenty of lemon and fresh-herb character. A certain roundness on the palate, in spite of all the freshness.”-JS  “Straw yellow that contains brilliant green reflections. Floral notes, like white blossoms, and delicate apple and pear. A
Item Number: 31184
Bottle:$12.95
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Stags' Leap Winery 'The Investor' Red 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 The 2015 Proprietary Red The Investor is blended of 42% Merlot, 30% Petite Sirah, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Malbec aged 18 months in about 30% new oak. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it reveals freshly crushed black and red currants, black cherries and unsmoked cigars with
Item Number: 31183
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $539.40
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Turley Petit Syrah 2016
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "Readers will want to make a note of the 2016 Petite Syrah (Napa Valley), which is a blend of fruit from Rattlesnake Ridge, Turley Estate and Casa Nuestra. Inky and voluptuous, the 2016 is wonderfully open-knit and totally seductive. Creme de cassis, lavender, licorice and plum
Item Number: 31071
Bottle:$39.95
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Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91Lighter in the glass, this appellation blend shows pomegranate sorbet, cranberry skins, rose petals and wild herbs on the nose. The palate is crisp and tart with raspberry fruit that's lifted by chaparral spice and wild thyme.
Item Number: 31366
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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La Massa Toscana Rosso 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2016 La Massa is a terrific blend of 65% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon available at an accessible price. Alicante Bouschet was used in the blend until last year but has now been removed. The results are surprisingly complex and profound, although the wine's
Item Number: 31093
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $275.40
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Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5L
91  Wine Advocate 
#53 Top 100 Wine Spectator 2018 Wine Spectator 93 "Rich, smoky oak and plump dark berry, mocha, cedar and sage flavors form an enticing mouthful, supported by a supple, caressing texture, ending long and full. Drink now through 2030." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 "A barrel sample made up of
Item Number: 31174
Bottle:$94.95
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Argyle 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2016
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Supple and elegantly complex, with plush raspberry, orange peel and cinnamon flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2023." 6,500 cases made.–TF
Item Number: 31079
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $179.70
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Michel Gassier 'Nostre Pais' Blanc 2016
92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2016 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Nostre Pais is a mainly (75%) barrel-fermented blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, all sourced from the southern sector of the appellation (closer to the Mediterranean Sea). It shows some faint notes of roasted nuts and honeyed
Item Number: 31136
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Clos des Lunes 'Lune Blanche' White 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90-93 This has a good juicy edge, with a mix of pear, green almond and lime flavors, lined with a verbena note. A flash of quinine through the finish gives this some cut.  Winemaking/Ageing Slow pressing in a pneumatic winepress, without destemming or maceration. Debourbage (cold
Item Number: 31075
Bottle:$15.45
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Etude Winery Pinot Noir 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 Sourced from the estate vineyard Grace Benoist Ranch and aged in 25% new French oak for 12 months, the 2016 Pinot Noir Estate is medium ruby-purple colored with a very spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves and allspice over core of black cherries and black raspberries with wafts of
Item Number: 31111
Bottle:$34.95
Case: $419.40
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Patricia Green 'Volcanic' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Precise and lively, with tension, offering layered and vibrant cherry, river stone and orange peel flavors that take on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 242 cases made.–TF"
Item Number: 31287
Bottle:$32.95
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Biscaye Baie Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90A ripe sauvignon showing grapefruit, pears and lime rind. Full body, round and balanced acidity and a clean, exciting finish.
Item Number: 31339
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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