Orders are available for pick-up at Restaurant Nicholas at 160 Route 35 South Red Bank, NJ 07701 during the following times:
Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed
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Every month, Nicholas Wines will ship two wines hand-selected by Nicholas Harary. Discover a new region, variety, or style! This is the perfect gift for both introductory and expert wine lovers!
From Soave Classico’s most privileged volcanic-limestone hillsides, this is a high-tone northern Italian white bursting with white flowers, honeysuckle and stone fruits. Crisp and clean, finishing juicy and surprisingly long. A perfect complement to all kinds of seafood dishes, summer vegetables, poultry and light cheeses. There is no old-vine, small lot Pinot Grigio that exists for anywhere near the price of this one.
92 Points, James Suckling
An absolute treat coming out of Piedmont. Open this one a good deal before you plan to serve and let it get some air. The nose is very pretty with cherry, cassis and dried currant. Red fruits on the palate with nuanced dash of cigar smoke, wild berry preserves, and tobacco. It’ll be a show stopper in a year or two but it’s starting to really hit its stride right now.
This is rich, opulent, stunning Pinot Noir with a higher pH and a deeper, richer complexion than their Willamette neighbors. It’s a dead ringer for Russian River Valley. Deep red ruby color to the rim with high-toned red berry fruit soaring right out of the glass. It’s incredibly fresh with tremendous depth backed by fine tannins, bright acidity and amazing purity of fruit on the palate. It’s a finessed and elegant Pinot with just intensity and length. At this price, there’s no better Pinot in the country. That’s a fact.
Chapoutier’s new 2020 release reminds both me and Chapoutier himself of the 2010 vintage. The wine has so much vibrancy and depth, it’s an old-vine blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan from the village of Latour de France. Beautiful deep purple in color with increasing aromas of cocoa, creme de cassis, dark plum, and black cherries. Richly textured and voluptuous on the attack, packed with black-fruit preserves, braced by a refreshing acidity and long smooth tannins that paint a silky portrait. It’s a rock solid wine from an absolute icon.
We were the first in the country to bring in Bisol’s Prosecco Rose last year, a super tasty, refreshing sparkler from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. Now, fresh off a huge feature in The Wall Street Journal in which they were crowned as the top Prosecco Rose in a lineup of 14, I suspect what was once our little secret will explode. James Suckling also finally got around to tasting it and gave it 91 points. I’d rate it even higher. The 2020 Bisol Jeio Brut Prosecco Rosé is remarkable, and simply put, mouth-wateringly delicious. Inviting aromas of flowers and wild strawberries, with a complex mouthfeel that sings with citrus fruits and creaminess from the tiny crisp bubbles.
93 Points, James Suckling
This is a lighter style of Super Tuscan, with seductive cherry, licorice, blackberries and dried herbs. It’s way-too-easy to drink and understandably gets 90+ points every vintage but in the ideal, hot 2017 vintage, the ‘Tre’ got its highest score since the 2011 vintage. James Suckling who gave the wine a 93, called it ‘full-bodied, structured and rich with fine acidity and freshness”. This is a knockout Tuesday nighter.
From Mercurey in the north Cote Chalonnaise, comes a stunner of a Pinot. As Galloni pointed out, “I was very impressed with the wines I tasted at Camille Giroud. While top selections are hugely successful, readers should also pay attention to the village wines, which deliver plenty of character at accessible prices.” The raspberry fruits are super clean and pure on both the nose and in the mouth. The acidity is just where you would want it and finish is so smooth.
This year, the Eastside Cuvee hails from a primo vineyard just off the Silverado Trail– perfectly positioned next to neighbors Caymus and Frog’s Leap and just down the road, Quintessa. Amongst the elite, Carl Roy’s team locked into some incredible fruit, with gorgeous blackberry jammy opulence, firm grippy tannins and that signature Rutherford earthiness to the finish that many try to emulate but can only be produced off the special soil from which this beauty was created.
97 Points, James Suckling – 94 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
There is so much to like in this flagship Chianti from Castello do Bossi, who the Wine Advocate calls, “one of the headline estates from the Castelnuovo Berardenga commune of Chianti Classico”. The big scores and the price-tag are super juicy– but so is the wine, which offers a medley of black cherry, blackberry and lavender notes. It’s also so wonderfully structured with a strong acidic backbone, fine tannins and a vibrancy that extends through the finish.
97 Points, James Suckling – 94 Points, Robert Parker – 94 Points, Vinous
A very special Italian Collectors item. 2015 was an enormous gift for any winery with a Tuscan address. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated the vintage a shocking 97 points. Ian D’Agata – arguably the foremost expert on Italian wine has gushed, calling the 2015s “the best in recent memory.” But maybe Mr. James Suckling said it most succinctly, exclaiming “The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss.”
It’s good to be in good standing with one of the most beloved wine brands in America! Our relationship with the Wagner family has given us seconds while many others still way for firsts. These won’t last long! This is an opulent, powerful dark-fruited Cabernet with tightly woven tannins, that is just raring and ready to go. Textbook Caymus in a great year in Napa. This might be their best rendition in a decade. Wine Spectator called this one a “rich and showy style”.