Red Wine at Empire WineSM

Feeling like a nice glass of red? You’ll have zero problems finding the right bottle for the right price at Empire Wine. Red grapes produce an incredible diversity of red wine types and styles. From light-bodied to full-bodied, dry to sweet, fruity to earthy, subtle to bold. Where the grapes come from, what grape variety it is, and what the winemaker does with them are key elements that shape each type of wine.

There are two key differences between red wine and its white counterpart.

Red grapes tend to have thick colored skins that give both a wide range of color hues, aromas, and flavors. Compare this to white wine where the skins of the grapes are discarded instead of used in the winemaking process.

Another difference is tannins, a bitter compound that finds its way into the wine through the skin of the grapes, seeds, and oak barrels. Tannins contribute to a wine’s astringency and mouth-feel characteristics. Red wine generally has a far higher count of tannins than white wine.

Did you Know? Big bold and well-structured wines, make a fantastic pairing with red meat. Tannins interplay with the meat protein, softening the fat, cleansing your palate, and making a simply delicious combination.

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Monte del Fra Bardolino 2016

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$15.95

17cItalyItaly » Bardolino Classico

Wine Enthusiast 92 "Aromas of ground black pepper and wild berry lead the way. The juicy delicious palate mirrors the nose, doling out succulent Marasca cherry,

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima' Monastrell 2018

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$7.95

12bSpainSpain » Alicante

Great black fruit that is fully ripe without a hint of overripeness. This is a big, rich wine. Rather fine and generous tannins help it

Pacalet-Lapierre Cuvee Cousins Julienas 2017

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$19.95 $26.13

64cFranceFrance » Julienas

Vinous 92 "Deep, shimmering ruby. Ripe cherry, blue fruit, earth and floral aromas show very good energy and take on a spicy accent that gains strength

Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$10.95

76dUnited StatesCalifornia » Central Coast

Wine Enthusiast 91 "Extremely well balanced and appetizing, this screw capped wine combines absolutely fresh black-cherry flavors with mild oak accents and energizes them with good

Cellier des Dauphins Grenache Syrah Reserve 2018

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$12.95 $15.61

15aFranceFrance » Cotes du Rhone

Decanter 97 “This is delicious! Very classy and appealing aromas of flowers, garrigue, spice and forest floor. On the palate sweet vanilla oak marries into the

Andeluna 1300 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$12.95 $15.59

3dArgentinaArgentina » Uco Valley

James Suckling 90 Super fresh aromas of violet flowers and cassis with bright blueberries and blackberries. The freshness here is impressive, as is the balance and

Cantina Tritana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017

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$7.95

16aItalyItaly » Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

"Despite the name, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is in no way linked the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Tuscan wine is named after the town, while Montepulciano

Almira 'Los Dos' Grenache/Syrah 2018

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$6.95 $8.00

12aSpainSpain » Campo de Borja

The soft berry flavor of old-vine Grenache (85%) meets the depth and complexity of Syrah (15%) in this full and friendly wine from the Campo

Red Diamond Winery Cabernet Sauvignon NV

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$5.95

76cUnited StatesCalifornia

"Red Diamond sources grapes from the best locations around the world to reveal the distinct personalities of outstanding varietals. Benefitting from Californias warm climate and

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2017

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$15.95 $19.20

1aFranceFrance » Languedoc-Roussillon

Wine Advocate 90 "The 2017 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge is an approachable, medium-bodied blend of 70 Syrah and 30 Grenache. It's more red-fruited and friendly

Ayunta Nerello Mascalese Rosso 2018

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$15.95 $20.80

37cItalyItaly » Sicily

Vivino 3.9 Organic. 100 Nerello Mascalese. Traditional yet easy-going style of red wine, that is once known and called pista emmutta (Meaning: press it and put

Tasca d'Almerita 'Lamuri' Nero d'Avola 2016

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$13.95 $16.20

1aItalyItaly » Sicily

Vinous 93 "Good full ruby. Begins rather stern, then opens with aeration to showcase precise aromas of graphite, blueberry, and violet. Medium bodied and quite tangy,

Domaine le Goeuil Cote du Rhone 2018

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$16.45 $19.20

15aFranceFrance » Cotes du Rhone

Catherine le Goeuil's vineyards are located in the village of Cairanne which is located deep in the heart of the Vaucluse and boasts spectacular views

Chateau le Doyenne Bordeaux Rouge 2016

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$15.95 $17.98

1aFranceFrance » Bordeaux

Wine Advocate 90-92 The 2016 La Doyenne, a Premire Ctes de Bordeaux, has an understated but pure bouquet with red cherries, boysenberry jam and violet aromas

Mocali Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$14.95 $16.79

1aItalyItaly » Maremma

James Suckling 92 "Currant and fresh-tobacco aromas with some flowers and new wood. Full body. Chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs two or three years

Podere La Berta 'Solano' Sangiovese Superiore 2016

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$15.95 $19.80

1aItalyItaly » Romagna

Vinous Media 92 "The 2016 La Berta Solano leads off with a dark and perfumed display of Sangiovese, showing black cherry with peppery herbs, giving way

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Meiomi Pinot Noir 2018

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$15.99 $22.40

2cUnited StatesCalifornia

"Deep garnet color. Luxurious and dynamic aromas of ripe strawberry, bright cherry and faint notes of spicy oak and vanilla. The complexity of the palate

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Hahn Winery GSM Red Blend 2017

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$12.45 $15.61

7cUnited StatesCalifornia » Arroyo Grande Valley

Wine Enthusiast 92 WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 11 Best Buys "Freshly crushed blackberry, leafy herbs, charred meat and a hint of oak show on the

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J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$13.45 $18.13

75cUnited StatesCalifornia » San Luis Obispo County

“The 2017 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and dense in color to the rim of the glass. Layered aromas of black

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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$14.95 $18.67

75dUnited StatesCalifornia » Sonoma Coast

Wine & Spirits 92 "A youthful, structured, savory red, its hard to believe this wine is priced at 22. (At W&S, we assign scores with no

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Robert Mondavi Private Select 'Bourbon Barrel Aged' Cab 2018

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$11.95 $16.00

75dUnited StatesCalifornia » Monterey County

" Layered and complex... leaps from the glass with aromas of blackberry cobbler, graham cracker, brown sugar, milk chocolate, coffee and smoke. Palate of blueberry

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Bodegas Ego 'Fuerza' Red Blend 2015

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$9.95

12bSpainSpain » Jumilla

Wine Spectator '90' "Firm and polished, this red delivers cherry and red plum flavors backed by cocoa and mineral notes. Solid tannins are freshened by lively

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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$39.95 $56.00

52bUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

James Suckling 92 “Lovely softness and balance to this wine. Aromas and flavors of currants and blueberries. Medium- to full-bodied. Refined and beautiful now. Drink and

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Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2017

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$16.95 $21.60

1bUnited StatesOregon » Willamette Valley

Wine Enthusiast 91 Editor's Choice "Part of the Soter Vineyards portfolio, Planet Oregon offers sustainably farmed, value-priced wines, with a portion of the profits benefitting the

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The Atom Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$9.95 $12.01

76eUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

100% Cabernet Sauvignon “The Atom California Cabernet. One of nature’s greatest unsolved mysteries meets wine. Harvest clusters at ideal ripeness & combine them at the press

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