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
Showing all 11 results
The Carneros Reserve bottling cherry picks the family’s favorite lots to blend into a harmonious explosion – nearing a sensory overload. The nose is like sticking your face in a freshly baked peach/apple cobbler pie. Equally assertive flavors of melon, apples, and pears swim around the palate. Everything you expect from a classic Cakebread.
The 2019 Clos Julien is a classic example of California coastal Chardonnay, zippy-fresh and long on the palate. It starts out with a great nose of Granny Smith apple, citrus rind and acacia. In the mouth, the fruit is pure, with plenty of extract and the finish is clean and crisp. This Pacific-influenced wine is the perfect house white, delicious by itself as an aperitif but a fantastic foil to the cuisine of summer, scallops, grilled poultry, and summer corn.
This champagne is so good, it’s often a staple on the wine lists of Michelin two and three star restaurants. It offers elegant aromatics, pristine fruit and the crisp, mineral finish that screams for food. We loved it so much, we asked Jacques Diebolt to bottle a special cuveé for the restaurant– and he happily agreed!
Corsin’s Vielles Vignes 2017 is a masterpiece. Carved from 40-50 year old vines in Saint-Véran, perched high up in the hills with incredibly rich clay limestone soil beneath. The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak, giving it length and depth and a wonderful mineral expression. Drink it now while its still juicy with its white peach and ginger notes, or lay it down and let it continue to evolve over the next decade plus.
During all my years at Jean-Georges, for white Burgundy, nothing sold quite like Etienne Sauzet. The 2018 Bourgogne Blanc from this amazing producer gives readers and drinkers the opportunity to have an incredible white Burgundy from one of its best producers at a modest price. This wine is bristling with energy– rich and racy with a mineral length that not only shows it is one of the best white wines in the world for fine cuisine but also has the legs to gracefully age for a least a decade. Only a few bottles found their way to me, don’t miss em!
I understand how daunting it can be each year to get Leflaive into your collection. But, even in its infancy, the 2018 vintage promises to bring something special. It already has Wine Spectator calling it, “an ideal vintage at Domaine Leflaive” and after tasting through the wines last week– I’m amazed.
The Mâcon-Verzé is a stunner and an incredible value. Drawn from nine special plots, and utilizing a combination of steel, cement and oak fermentation that leads to a wide array of flavor profiles. Fresh Granny Smith Apple set against a persistent minerality, refreshing with hints of Meyer Lemon.
Of course, it’s got incredible length and precision and at the price today, is as good a bargain as exists at Domaine Leflaive. If you’re starting or expanding your cellar, this is an impeccable place to begin.
For those of you who don’t already know by now, Sergio Germano is a wizard. His tank-fermented Chardonnay is sourced from his high elevation vineyards in Cigliè, just outside the Barolo zone, rooted on a crazy steep hillside in sheer limestone. The 2019 Chard a laser beam of crunchy green apple fruit, stony minerality and fresh acidity. It absolutely lances through rich cuisine, perfect with fatty salmon belly, roasted chicken and morels or omelettes with goat cheese and asparagus. Perfect wine for spring, don’t miss.
The 2016 vintage in Napa was nearly perfect for winemaker Kian Tavakoli (Opus One, Clos du Val). With ideal weather all throughout harvest, he crafted the Faustini Money Road Chardonnay off the famous vineyard located in the coveted Oakville AVA. The picturesque vineyard off Oakville Crossroad is platinum rated, known for its ideal combination of soil & climate and the big A list names that routinely source fruit. Kian’s Money Road Chard is still youthful despite having a few years of age, probably as a result of its 18 months of slumber in 1/4 new Oak.
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Mike Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena was chosen as the best white wine in the world, sending shockwaves throughout the wine community and cementing the U.S. winemaker’s legacy amongst the world’s best. Since then, he’s oft referred to as “The King of Chardonnay”. In 2017, he earned his highest score ever from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate for his Estate Grown Chard with a delicious Chardonnay in his signature style. Opting to forego malolactic fermentation, this wine is extraordinarily crisp and vibrant with notes of Granny Smith Apple, Meyers lemon, melon and a hint of nuttiness. This is another winner from the legend.
95+ Pts, Tim Atkin, MW – 93 Pts, Decanter – 92+ Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Bursting from the glass with elegant oak tones, the 2019 Chardonnay effortlessly sashays out of the glass with sweet citrus aromas, spiced yellow apple, caramelized pears, cinnamon nutmeg and oatmeal cookie essence. Medium-bodied yet packed full of complexity and layers, the wine splashes down on the palate with finesse, precision and persistence. Still spritely and youthful, flavors of sweet citrus and pastry cream continue to somersault across the palate with elegant oak tones, lingering long on the evolving finish. Another stunning Chardonnay from Hamilton Russell Vineyards. Bravo.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Following the super quick sell out of the remaining 2018 vintage, we’re onto a new vintage and to a Chardonnay that is so noticeably fresh and bright. An inviting nose opens with fresh citrus and lemon notes. So juicy and well-balanced- it’s classic Caymus, rich and hedonistic with a wonderful creaminess. The first of the 2019 vintage is here and it is a doozy. Don’t wait too long to get your hands on these. We know they go quickly!