Empire Wine has you covered for those chilly nights heading in. Forget the fire place, just cozy up next to one of these hearty reds! From California to Washington, through Italy and Spain, you simply cannot go wrong. Enjoy!
This is an archived special
While this is an archived special, we like to keep these lists of wine on our website for you to use as suggestions.
"The aromas are rich and enticing, with concentrated layers of blueberry and blackberry, as well as notes of baking spice and toasted wood from aging in French oak barrels. Subtle hints of dark chocolate, bay leaf and black pepper round out the aromas. On the plush, rich palate, this wine is
Wine Advocate 92 "Part of the collection from different villages from Priorat, Cellar Cal Pla produced a 2014 Black Slate Porrera, which is a blend of 50% Garnacha with 40% Cariñena and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a village wine from 20- to 30-year-old vines on slate soils fermented in
"The 2015 Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of top valley floor and hillside sites, it’s a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak (20% new) for about 22 months. A wine that displays the outright richness and power of the vintage. Deep, intense, plum, dark
Wine Advocate 91 "There were some mineral, diesel-like aromas in the 2012 Dominio de Atauta, with echoes of toasted cereals over a core of ripe cherries, making for a nicely balanced nose with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied, also balanced and with fine tannins. It feels like a nice
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 71 "Espresso and toasted hazelnut notes are rich and thick, with mocha-accented tannins that lend a velvety backdrop to the polished blackberry, licorice and black cherry flavors, lingering generously on the long finish. Drink now through 2030." " Deep
Vinous Media 93 "A captivating, radiant wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli offers striking depth and nuance. Sweet dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco all flesh out in the glass. The Pelagrilli is without question one of the best wines of the year. Crushed flowers, tobacco,