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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Bodegas Volver 'Tarima' Monastrell 2019

red wine

$8.95 $10.67

101cSpainSpain » Alicante

Cherry color with purple highlights. Hints of licorice and chocolate, with a subtle depth of herbs and floral qualities. Pairs well with rice from Pinoso,

Pacalet-Lapierre Cuvee Cousins Julienas 2017

red wine

$19.95 $22.67

93cFranceFrance » 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

Biale 'Party Line' Zinfandel 2019

red wine

$24.95 $32.99

87d,3aUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

Party Line is a throwback to the old days of Zinfandel when Californias wine-growing families made wine for every-day consumption. The Biale 2019 Party Line

Famiglia Cotarella 'Sodale' Merlot 2015

red wine

$13.95

73c,3aItalyItaly » Lazio IGT

Wine Advocate 90 "Here is a new wine from the Cotarella family. The 2015 Merlot Sodale aspires to a very specific place in the marketplace: impressive

Maz Caz GSM Rouge 2018

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$9.95

95b,3aFranceFrance » Costieres de Nimes

REGION GRAPES Costires de Nmes AOC VITICULTURE 70 Grenache, 20 Mourvedre, 10 Syrah Organically farmed, hand-picked fruit. VINICULTURE. Fermentation in 100 stainless steel tanks

Anthill Farms 'West-Bourne' Pinot Noir 2018

red wine

$31.95 $41.40

82d,3aUnited StatesCalifornia » Sonoma Coast

Tasting Notes "The wine is a blend of only 3 barrels: 1 from Laguna, 1 from Ron Rey, and 1 from Harmony Lane (the first two

Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso NV

red wine

$10.95 $12.60

109a,3aItalyItaly » Piedmont

This wine is produced and bottled by vintage but due to the fact that Tintero sources his grapes from different parts of Piedmont there is

d'Arenberg 'The Footbolt' Shiraz 2018

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$13.95 $18.13

87b,3aAustraliaAustralia » McLaren Vale

Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz, rich, ripe red berry fruits and great fruit length. A lifted, aromatic nose with luscious plum and red berry aromas. Theres

Josh Cellars by Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Josh Cellars by Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

red wine

$10.95 $16.00

75bUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

Wine Enthusiast 91 Both concentrated and well-balanced, this full-bodied wine shows a purity of black-fruit flavors that aren't disrupted by over-oaking. Delicious notes of black currant

Meiomi Pinot Noir

Meiomi Pinot Noir

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$15.99 $22.40

82bUnited 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

Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2017

Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2017

red wine

$14.95 $18.00

98aItalyItaly » Toscana IGT

Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2019 Rank 29 A well of dark cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit makes this red sumptuous and inviting. Fresh earth,

Cellier des Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2018

Cellier des Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2018

red wine

$12.95 $15.61

94aFranceFrance » 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

Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

red wine

$49.95 $72.53

74dUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

Wine Spectator 93 "This is streamlined in feel despite the obvious power here, thanks to a bright mineral and sanguine spine that courses underneath the mix

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2016

La Rioja Alta 'Vina Alberdi' Rioja Reserva 2016

red wine

$17.95 $23.40

102dSpainSpain » Rioja

Vinous Media 92 "Glistening ruby-red. Spice-tinged red fruit and floral aromas pick up hints of coconut and succulent herbs with air. Silky and expressive on the

J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

red wine

$12.85 $18.13

United StatesCalifornia » San Luis Obispo County

While it is hard to believe that the J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon has been around for 30 years, it is not difficult to

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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

red wine

$84.95 $112.00

74dUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

Wilfred Wong 93 The just-released 2019 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet could be the 49th vintage of this iconic brand I have tasted (I'll have to check

Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

red wine

$19.95 $27.22

74dUnited StatesCalifornia » Paso Robles

Robert Parker 92 The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon from Daou's Discovery Series is blended with 10 Merlot, 6 Petit Verdot and 1 Cabernet Franc. It is still

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Artemis' Cabernet Sauv 2018

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 'Artemis' Cabernet Sauv 2018

red wine

$59.95 $85.33

74dUnited StatesCalifornia » Stags Leap District

James Suckling 93 “A chewy red with blackberry, blackcurrant and dark-chocolate character. Full-bodied with polished tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold.” Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon  2018

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

red wine

$12.95 $17.07

75aUnited StatesWashington » Columbia Valley

Wine Enthusiast 91 WE TOP 100 Best Buys 2021 Rank 1 The aromas are unmistakably Cabernet, bringing full-on notes of black currant along with dried herb and

Felsina Chianti Classico 2018

Felsina Chianti Classico 2018

red wine

$19.95 $23.99

97cItalyItaly » Chianti Classico

James Suckling 93 Perfumed and fresh with cherries, cedar and hints of dried flowers. Its medium-bodied with fine tannins and a long, direct finish. Really lively

Marietta  'Roman Estate' Old Vine Zinfandel 2019

Marietta 'Roman Estate' Old Vine Zinfandel 2019

red wine

$19.95 $25.20

88cUnited StatesCalifornia » Alexander Valley

Wine Advocate 95 "The 2019 Romn Zinfandel (blended with 4 Barbera and 2 Petite Sirah) has a medium ruby-purple color and gregarious scents of candied peach,

Lemelson Vineyard 'Theas' Pinot Noir 2018

Lemelson Vineyard 'Theas' Pinot Noir 2018

red wine

$23.45 $30.01

84dUnited StatesOregon » Willamette Valley

James Suckling 93 "Cherries, watermelon, stewed strawberries, mocha and nutmeg on the nose. Its medium-bodied with powdery tannins and spicy, cedary character. Polished. Drink now or

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

O'Shaughnessy 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

red wine

$64.95 $83.99

75dUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

Wine Enthusiast 97 Editor's Choice "This is such an outstanding wine at any price, but here we're talking about outstanding value as well. Notes of iron

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2017

Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2017

red wine

$23.95 $31.79

98dItalyItaly » Tuscany

James Suckling 94 Top Value Wines 2020 # 94 "Lots of orange peel to the ripe and beautiful cherries. Its full-bodied with chewy tannins and a

Hardin 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Hardin 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

red wine

$25.95 $36.00

78bUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

"This "crazy value" Napa Cab was sourced from a couple of top "Cult" wineries in the Valley (SHHH...their wines sell for between $75-150/bot!). Deep, rich

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