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

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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

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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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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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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Chateau Bourdieu No. 1 Bordeaux 2019

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$14.95

57cFranceFrance » Blaye

Decanter 95 Pristine definition of pure and driving damson, cherry and plum, with understated vanilla oak. Deep and long, the palate reveals a cascade of fleshy

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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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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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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

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Prisoner Wine Co. 'Saldo' Zinfandel 2019

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$24.95 $34.13

5dUnited StatesCalifornia

Wilfred Wong 93 “The 2019 Saldo Zinfandel gushes forward with excellent power without taking over the palate. This remarkable wine offers a lasting impression of palate

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Oddero Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2019

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$15.95 $19.80

17bItalyItaly » Barbera d'Alba

"Oddero is one of the great, historic, traditional Barolo houses with a long history spanning over 200 years. They also produce a gorgeous, classically styled

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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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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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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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Malacari Rosso Conero 2016

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$12.95 $16.20

1aItalyItaly » Rosso Conero

Vinous Media 92 "The 2016 Malacari Rosso Conero explodes from the glass with a mix of ripe cherries and blueberries, complemented by hints of cinnamon and

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Chateau Greysac Medoc 2015

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$16.95 $22.00

57cFranceFrance » Medoc

Decanter 92 "Château Greysac, situated in the north of St-Estephe, is a classy Medoc made with 65% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% each of Cabernet

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Concha y Toro 'Don Melchor' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$94.95 $127.98

ChileChile » Maipo Valley

James Suckling 100 "This is amazing. The vibrancy and energy in this wine is stunning. The complexity of aromas are breathtaking with flowers, blackcurrants, raspberries and

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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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Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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$21.95 $27.20

4dUnited StatesCalifornia » Paso Robles

With attractive aromas of black fruit and spice, this smooth, ready-to-drink Cabernet Sauvignon is made with the same care as the highest quality, traditionally crafted

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Bodegas Lan 'Gran Reserva' Rioja 2011

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$20.45 $27.59

12dSpainSpain » Rioja

James Suckling 94 This is an impressive Gran Reserva. It opens with cinnamon, five spice, iodine, vanilla, resin, elderberries, cherry liqueur, blackberries and black raspberries. The

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Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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$19.95 $27.22

76eUnited 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

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Pingus PSI 2018

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$24.95 $32.00

44dSpainSpain » Ribera del Duero

James Suckling 95 JAMES SUCKLING TOP 100 WINES OF SPAIN 2020 #8 "A rich red with chocolate, ripe fruit, walnuts and spice. Full-bodied and round with ripe

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