Empyrean’s goal has always been twofold. One is to produce an “old world” style wine with new world fruit. The second is to produce wines that are made to age well, and improve with age. Neither is to be assumed in the current world of wine but we think the effort is worth it. Empyrean set out to be different from the start, a wine from wine lovers for wine lovers.
Empyrean Cygnus Syrah 2007
The Cygnus features more black fruits than red, with blackberry, and candied black cherry notes up front and mid-palate, with cedar and spices present on the finish. The initial grippy tannins are now more restrained and integrated, and this wine has benefited from its cellaring and is drinking well now.
Empyrean Lyra Pinot Noir 2006
Oregon is one of the world's premier Pinot destinations, making some of the finest wines with the notoriously fickle grape. Empyrean, a brand we've offered for years with an exceptional reputation, will be releasing their first ever Pinot from the prized vineyards of Yamhill-Carlton and Splash has the exclusive.
Empyrean Draco Claret 2007
The dragon has captivated us, in literature and film for centuries. The sheer danger of the powerful beast is countered by its fearsome elegance. It is a fitting name for this Bordeaux-style blend from Washington State. It has a powerful presence from a New World technique and an elegance that makes it such a charming wine. As for danger, well, this wine is dangerously delicious and before we know it, weve often taken done more than a bottle.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this has all the hallmarks of a Bordeaux blend. However, it comes from the esteemed Yakima Valley of Washington. With oak aging of 18 months and now nearly a decade in bottle, this Draco has long been slumbering, waiting to be enjoyed. Now, it bursts forth, full of robust flavors, rearing its robust head. Offer code EMPSPEC15