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

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$7.95

12bSpainSpain » 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

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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

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Josh Cellars by Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$10.95 $15.47

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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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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Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2017

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$14.95 $18.00

ItalyItaly » 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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Cellier des Dauphins Cotes du Rhone 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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La Rioja Alta 'Vina Ardanza' Rioja Reserva Especial 2012

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$29.95 $39.47

12dSpainSpain » Rioja

James Suckling 95 "Traditional and beautiful in character with plum, balsamic, orange-peel and leather aromas and flavors. Its medium-to full-bodied with creamy texture and a long,

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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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Conundrum Proprietary Red 2018

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$17.95 $25.20

6cUnited StatesCalifornia

Wilfred Wong 90 "The 2018 Conundrum Original Red is wine in a class of its own. TASTING NOTES: This wine is aromatic in the aroma and

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The Atom Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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$9.95 $12.01

76eUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

100% Cabernet Sauvignon On the nose, black pepper & currant meld into a lush, robust palate of violet, tobacco leaf, cassis & subtle licorice. Balanced acidity

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J. Lohr 'Seven Oaks' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$12.85 $18.13

76dUnited 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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Failla 'Willamette Valley' Pinot Noir 2018

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$25.95 $33.60

2eUnited StatesOregon » Willamette Valley

Wine Enthusiast 93 WE TOP Top 100 2020 Rank 51 "You'll have to search far and wide to find a Willamette Valley Pinot this good at this

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Hardin 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$23.95 $33.61

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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Faust by Quintessa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$39.95 $56.00

3eUnited 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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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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La Crema 'Monterey' Pinot Noir 2018

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$15.95 $19.21

2dUnited StatesCalifornia » Monterey County

Aromas of black plum, cherry, rhubarb, and hints of earth and loam. Flavors of red plum, raspberry, and blood orange are underpinned by distinctive river

Juggernaut 'Hillside' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 image

Juggernaut 'Hillside' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$15.95 $21.33

3cUnited StatesCalifornia » North Coast

James Suckling 92 "A fresh, silky cabernet with blackcurrants and dried spices. Medium body and a long, crisp finish. Drink now."

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Hahn Winery GSM Red Blend 2018

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$12.45 $15.61

7cUnited StatesCalifornia » Arroyo Grande Valley

Wine Enthusiast 90 #42 TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2020 "Aromas of dark red berry and crumpled hibiscus make for a delicious entry to the nose

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Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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$47.95 $66.60

52cUnited StatesCalifornia » St Helena

Wine Enthusiast 95 Woody, herbal and elegantly structured, this wine is high-toned and freshly layered in bold red fruit. Given time in the barrel and the

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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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Decoy 'Limited' By Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$20.95 $26.67

United StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

Wilfred Wong 90 "The 2018 Decoy "Blue Label" Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is on point as an excellent example of a well-made Napa Valley Cab. TASTING NOTES:

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Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2019

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$8.95 $10.80

63aArgentinaArgentina » Tupungato

Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2020 Rank 43 Offers a smoky aroma, with refined raspberry and red currant flavors, backed by crunchy acidity. Savory midpalate, with

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Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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$36.95 $54.00

52dUnited StatesCalifornia » Napa Valley

James Suckling 92 "A juicy, flavorful red with blackberry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Some coffee undertones. Full body and firm, silky tannins with a chewy edge.

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Chateau Greysac Medoc 2015

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$16.95 $22.00

57cFranceFrance » Medoc

Wine Advocate 91 Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Greysac has a perfumed bouquet with plenty of tobacco-infused black fruit, just a touch

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Felsina Chianti Classico 2018

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$19.95 $23.99

16eItalyItaly » 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

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