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 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 $25.07

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

Mocali Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$14.95 $19.20

75cItalyItaly » 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

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Josh Cellars by Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$10.95 $16.53

76cUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine Josh Cellars made. This is the wine that started it all, setting the exacting standards that they hold themselves

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Grounded by Josh Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$11.95 $14.40

4eUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

Wine Enthusiast 90 "This wine overdelivers on its price point in every way, offering balance, complexity and rich, layered flavors in abundance. Sanguine red currant, dark

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Meiomi Pinot Noir 2019

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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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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

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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$13.95 $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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Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2015

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$16.95 $21.60

1aItalyItaly » Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Vinous Media 92 "The 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is another super-attractive wine from Avignonesi. Wild cherry, tobacco, mint, dried herbs and dried cherry are beautifully

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Hardin 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$23.95 $31.19

4dUnited 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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Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$43.95 $58.67

4eUnited StatesCalifornia » Paso Robles

Wine Enthusiast 95 #7 2020 Top 100 “Quite dark in the glass, this reliable crowd-pleaser... is hearty and rich with just enough tannic weight to balance

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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$19.95 $27.22

76eUnited StatesCalifornia » Paso Robles

Wine Advocate 92 This entry-level Cabernet Sauvignon is the only Cabernet in the Daou portfolio made entirely of purchased fruit and is intended to be drunk

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Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2017

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$14.95 $18.00

16cItalyItaly » 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,

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Bonanza by C.Wagner of Caymus Lot 2 Cabernet Sauvignon

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$17.95 $21.33

4dUnited StatesCalifornia

Medium ruby-red, this wine opens with scents of currants and dried roses, grape pomace, and freshly tilled soil. The nose is nuanced with toasty oak

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Robert Mondavi Private Select 'Bourbon Barrel Aged' Cab 2018

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$11.95 $14.93

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 2017

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$9.95

12bSpainSpain » Jumilla

Wine Spectator 90 "This rich red delivers ripe, bold flavors of blackberry and currant, with cola, loamy earth and orange peel accents. Firm tannins support 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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Cooper & Thief Red Blend 2017

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$19.95 $26.67

6eUnited StatesCalifornia

“Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan, our wine is

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J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$13.45 $18.13

75cUnited 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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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

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$25.95 $34.20

1aItalyItaly » Chianti Classico

Wine Advocate 94 "Streamlined and elegant, this mid-weight red trots out notes of grilled herb and dark fruit nuances that segue to spice, tilled earth and

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Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2017

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$10.95 $16.00

5bUnited StatesCalifornia » Lodi

7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and seductive. Heaps of jammy berry fruit are followed by aromas of leather, oak and spice notes.

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Apothic Wines 'Winemakers Blend' Red 2018

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$8.79 $11.73

70cUnited StatesCalifornia

"Apothic Red is the bold and intriguing blend that launched the Apothic legacy, featuring notes of black cherry and dark red fruit complemented by hints

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Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$10.95

76dUnited StatesCalifornia » Central Coast

“The Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that embodies the history of what was once known as the Hayes Valley in California. The region

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Decoy by Duckhorn Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$16.95 $22.40

3eUnited StatesCalifornia » Sonoma County

“Displaying the lushness and balance that define great Cabernet Sauvignon, this inviting wine features layers of blackberry, black cherry and blueberry, along with notes of

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Donna Laura 'Ali' Sangiovese-Cabernet 2018

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$9.95

16cItalyItaly » Toscana IGT

James Suckling 92 "A fresh, fruity red that is reserved and linear on the palate with medium body, firm, fine and silky tannins and a flavorful

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