As one of the top chefs on the East Coast and a former sommelier at Jean-Georges in New York, Nicholas Harary understands the power of great wine. His long-term personal relationships with the winegrowers and distillers that have supplied his restaurants have not only deepened his love and knowledge of wine, but they have also given him access to some of the best-kept secrets in the wine world.
Now, through Nicholas Wines, Nicholas is sharing those secrets with you. He lovingly selects each and every product, ensuring that his customers get both the best quality and the best price. From rare, collectible, high-end Napa Cabernet to weekday pizza wine, we work tirelessly to source only the very best wines and spirits. Not all will be names you’ll recognize, but all will be wines you’ll love. We guarantee it.
A curated selection of some of my favorite selections.
A 5-star wine list can now be delivered right to your door, or just pick up at the restaurant the next time you stop in.
The fruit of her vision and labor can be found in her 2020 Vigno Tinto, which showcases wild-red berry fruit and savory aromatics of baking spice and red flowers. In the mouth, the fruit is pure, complex, and layered, with tension and length that belies its humble price point. It is remarkable wine for the money, a home-run quality-price-ratio opportunity that should be your house red.
One of Sancerre’s greatest wines. An incredible effort in arguably the greatest Sancerre vintage since 1947, Dominique’s single parcel ‘La Jouline’ is considered the Grand Cru vineyard of Bue. It’s crafted from 60-year old vines and given an extra year in bottle, adding incredible layers and complexity in the process. Tiny yields followed by partial barrel fermentation creates a wine with complex aromatics, explosive flavors, and a mineral-laced finish that makes it both incredible at the table with rich cuisine or a great candidate for short term aging.
The Bernard Reverdy Sancerre Rose 2022 is gorgeous. A beautiful pale pink to the brim, this baby is fresh and super aromatic with a complex nose of citrus, wild strawberries and white flowers. With air, higher tones emerge, with a great mingling of ripe fruit, and stony minerality. Medium-bodied, fresh and focused on the palate, with concise limestone-drive acidity, this is an elegant, lively, and energetic Sancerre Rose that mirrors the warm vintage but also the old vines rooting deep in stony soils. This is so much better than your run-of-the mill Rose – it’s an ageworthy, food-friendly Rose
2022 was an absolutely perfect vintage in this respect and unfortunately, I think it will be one of the last, if not THE last. As winegrower Jean-Marc Brocard reported to Decanter: “When we taste the wines, we feel that the balance between acidity and ripeness is very good. It’s a classic style of Chablis. In the end, even after such a heat during summertime, we stay in a cool year reference.” He also alluded to the ageability of the vintage, saying “Let’s give them time, we must let nature do its work.”