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.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate was the first critical voice to fall in love, declaring: “He [Duncan Savage] makes some of South Africa’s greatest wines either at Cape Point Vineyards and the bijou namesake label.” The fresh to death 2023 Salt River Sauvignon Blanc just arrived and it’s a doozy. A super smooth growing season in South Africa meant white wines with gorgeous, clean fruit and soaring aromatics. This one also has a great mineral streak and wonderful natural acidity, thanks in large part to the maritime influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean.
The aristocratic 2002 Savigny-les-Beaunes 1er cru Lavieres is just starting to hit its stride. The color is a bright, ruby red, with a marvelous bouquet of dark fruits laced with savory spice. The earth-tinged fruit is fresh and fine, dancing across the palate, vibrant and quite long. We drank this over a few hours; its development in the glass was a pleasure. There are so many layers to this wine, be sure to take your time with it.
This is a gorgeous mountain wine. The benefits of Alpine Nebbiolo is that you have freshness from high elevation, but you also have a good amount of sunlight which gives the fruit plenty of time to mature and achieve optimal ripeness. That means you get wines with gorgeous acidity, some racy minerality, and a lot of pure mountain fruit.
The Tonelli family are royalty in this region, with four generations of grape growers leading the way and even establishing the local D.O.C. The family’s 2022 Ponente is 100% Sangiovese and is an absolutely incredible wine for the price. Comfortably less than $20/bottle for fleshed out, high-toned, zipped up Sangiovese? Count me in. It screams for pizza or summer salads, squash or a charcuterie plate. It’s about to be one of your new favorites if it’s not already from last vintage.