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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Eden Rift 'Valliant' Pinot Noir 2018

red wine

$21.95 $29.33

84bUnited StatesCalifornia » Central Coast

James Suckling 93 Lots of bright cherry and strawberry aromas with hints of cream. Medium to full-bodied with a medium, round- textured mouth-feel and a delicious

Bodegas Volver 'Tarima' Monastrell 2020

red wine

$8.95 $10.70

101cSpainSpain » Alicante

James Suckling 90 “Blackberries, blackcurrants, peppercorns, chili chocolate, vanilla and black olives on the nose. Full-bodied with firm, ripe tannins. Rich, ripe and chewy. Drink now.”

Olivares Monastrell 'Altos de la Hoya' 2019

red wine

$9.95 $11.73

101cSpainSpain » Jumilla

"Always an outstanding value, Olivares' Altos de la Hoya Monastrell is a deep ruby, with ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and

Cellier des Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2018

red wine

$13.45 $16.20

94a,91bFranceFrance » 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

Bernard Diochon Moulin a Vent VV 2020

red wine

$20.95 $28.80

93dFranceFrance » Moulin a Vent

Wine Advocate 94 "The 2020 Moulin--Vent Vieilles Vignes has turned out brilliantly, bursting with aromas of cherries, cassis, sweet spices, rose petals and orange rind. Medium

Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

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$10.95 $12.60

76aUnited 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

Esteban Martin Grenache-Syrah 2018

red wine

$9.95

102a,81cSpainSpain

James Suckling 92 "Lots of spice, smoked-meat and ripe-berry aromas and flavors to this. Full to medium body. Round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.

Carpineto Brunello Di Montalcino 2015

red wine

$39.95 $62.93

98bItalyItaly » Montalcino

Wine Spectator 95 Silky and elegant, revealing cherry, plum, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. The vibrant structure keeps this red pulsing through the long, mineral-infused finish.

Cht Ste Michelle 'Cold Creek' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

red wine

$24.95 $30.01

75cUnited StatesWashington » Columbia Valley

James Suckling 92 A fragrant nose of pine, blackcurrant, blackberry and overturned earth. Full-bodied with soft tannins. Meaty on the palate. Rich, savory and concentrated. Sustainable.

Chateau de Haute-Serre Malbec 2018

red wine

$21.95 $29.39

86dFranceFrance » Cahors

Wine Enthusiast 92 Elegantly structured, boasting rich blackberry fruits and spice, this wine from one of the Vigouroux estates is smooth and developing well. The tannins

Beronia Reserve Rioja 2016

red wine

$16.95 $20.80

102cSpainSpain » Rioja

Vinous Media 91 Vivid ruby. Pungent, oak-spiced cherry and blackberry scents are complemented by smoky mineral and vanilla notes and a hint of candied licorice. Sappy

Mary Taylor Bordeaux Rouge (Barthez) 2018

red wine

$12.95 $15.30

92aFranceFrance » Bordeaux

"with the simple Bordeaux appellation, made by Jean Marc Barthez, head of a small cooperative in the greater Bordeaux area, is precisely the sort of

Pentimento Montagne-St.Emilion 2016

red wine

$19.95 $23.99

93cFranceFrance » Montagne-Saint-Emilion

REGION GRAPES Montagne St Emilion AOC 75 Merlot, 25 Cabernet Franc VITICULTURE Organic farming. VINICULTURE SOIL ALCOHOL Manual harvest followed by total de-stemming of grapes.

Bodegas Ponce Depaula Monastrell 2021

red wine

$9.95 $11.99

102aSpainSpain » Castile-La Mancha

Wine Advocate 92 “The Monastrell red 2021 Depaula comes from vines at 700 meters in altitude on very poor soils, and sometimes the grapes don't ripen

Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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$10.95

77bFranceFrance » Languedoc

"Rich, spicy, complex, with real personality This Cabernet Sauvignon boasts all of the character traits of this celebrated grape variety along with interesting notes that

Chateau La Tour de Segur Lussac-Saint-Emilion 2018

red wine

$18.95 $23.99

92bFranceFrance » Lussac-Saint-Emilion

Vinous 91 The 2018 La Tour de Segur is ripe, juicy and boisterous, all of which will make it easy to drink upon release. Creme de

Cantina Tritana Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2020

red wine

$9.95

107aItalyItaly » Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Deep ruby red color. The bouquet on the nose is intense, clean and pleasant with fresh faromas of black cherry, black berry, plum and violet

Red Diamond Winery Cabernet Sauvignon NV

red wine

$4.95

76aUnited 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

Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

red wine

$15.95 $19.20

78bUnited StatesCalifornia » Santa Barbara County

Wine Enthusiast 92 "Juicy aromas of dark cherry, boysenberry, vanilla and lavender make for a floral entry to the nose of this bottling. There's ample tension

Famiglia Cotarella 'Sodale' Merlot 2015

red wine

$13.95

73cItalyItaly » 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

Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso NV

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$11.95 $14.40

109aItalyItaly » 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

Rotem and Mounir Saouma Inopia Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2017

red wine

$24.95

94bFranceFrance » Cotes du Rhone Villages

Jeb Dunnuck 90-92 "The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Village Inopia comes from vines around the estate and is mostly Grenache yet includes smaller amounts

Achados E Perdidos '28 Uvas' 28 Grape Field Blend 2018

red wine

$9.95

107cPortugalPortugal » Douro

Aromas of warm blueberry pie, thyme, and rosemary, and the sun on hot rocks. This 29 grape field blend is grown at elevation in a

Anthill Farms 'West-Bourne' Pinot Noir 2018

red wine

$31.95 $41.40

82dUnited 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

Smoke Tree Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2018

red wine

$9.95

82aUnited StatesCalifornia » Sonoma Mountain

Smoke Tree Pinot Noir offers aromas of black cherry, Santa Rosa plum and licorice with a hint of oak. The palate echoes with continued flavors

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