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
We’re moving warehouse and we have to clear out some of our onesies and twosies. Enjoy up to 40% OFF on an assortment of reds, whites and pink wines
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92 Points, Decanter
Bava’s ‘Libera’ Barbera d’Asti utilizes 100% fruit from the special Pianoalto di Crena Vineyard. It’s a silky smooth, zippy young-vine expression beaming with energy. I tried it around room temperature and it was absolutely humming, but I think this one would be the perfect red wine to enjoy slightly chilled too.
This is an outrageous Bordeaux blanc value from the brilliant mind of Hervé Dubourdieu. He works with vines that are 50+ years old with access to deep water reserves, and because their ideally located in one of Graves’s cooler microclimates, this blanc is incredibly consistent, year in and year out: crisp, fresh, and refreshing with notes of citrus, cut grass, and subtle tropical fruits. This is easily one of the very best deals for white wines in all of Bordeaux.
This is the “Clos de la Géraudrie Granite” bottling from Domaine de la Géraudrie and it’s a beauty. It gives you everything you’re looking for in a Muscadet. It’s bright and aromatic with sweet stone fruits, but also wonderful, lip-smacking acidity and piercing minerality that dominate the palate. It’s a match made in heaven for anything with seafood, but would also pair nicely with a summer salad, some fresh Jersey corn and tomatoes or even poultry dishes.
The “vieilles vignes” (old vines) is a striking wine made from vines all over thirty years old. It’s an exceptionally aromatic wine that offers a true reflection of its Mercurey terroirs. The palate reveals a smooth, fruity attack and evolves towards notes of ripe red berries and a hint of vanilla. An intensely aromatic wine with a delicate structure and silky smooth tannins that will win over wine experts and amateurs alike.
91 Points, Vinous – 91 Points, James Suckling
The 2021 Donnachiara Falanghina Beneventano is a star in the making. Double 91-point reviews paint the picture with Suckling calling out a “fresh, deliciously fruity palate” and Eric Guido of Vinous labeling this one a “suave and seductive rendition”.
An outrageously good wine for the price, this is an intricate and racy blend of 30% Cab Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Vermentino, 5% Colombard, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Arinarnoa, 5% Carmenere, 3% Tannat and 2% Syrah. All this to say, that this is a Rose blend made with a lot of thought and a formula that has been tinkered dozens of times over the years. It’s as crisp and and vibrant as you’d want – with tropical and stone fruit flavors up front, a dash of wild strawberry, some floral elements and juicy nectarine. It’s steely, and minerally with great acid. This is a food friendly treat or a pink wine that could shine on its own.
Just 20 cases of this crazy small, rare and elite import managed to find their wine to America, and I scooped up five of them for Nicholas wines. This is a fabulous Cru Sancerre that showcases one of the finest vineyards in Sancerre from the lights-out 2019 vintage in the Loire Valley. It comes from Cul de Beaujeu, one of Chavignol’s most famous vineyards, with an incline of up to 60 degrees! It’s old-vine Sancerre grown on Kimmeridgian clay and limestone with all the vineyard work and harvesting done by hand. It truly represents the creme de la creme.
Made by Bo and Heidi Barrett’s rising superstar daughter, Chelsea, this Right Bank ode is a gorgeous Bordeaux blend that leads with dark fruits like black cherry and plum with clove, hints of vanilla and hint of nutmeg. It’s a very round, plush mouthfeel with smooth, silky tannins that expertly support the wine along with a rich, dark-fruited finish that steals the show.
92 Points, Decanter
“Black cherry and kirsch, with pronounced oak, vanilla and chocolate notes. Broad and mouthfilling, with a deep concentration of blueberry fruit, black currant, vanilla and mocha. Grippy, angular tannins resolve with good acidity and a lengthy finish of earth, chocolate and cedar. This label was first introduced after the Prisoner sale, having debuted in 2009. ‘With over 75,000 square miles of California represented in this blend, it is a true amalgamation,’ says Dave Phinney. The blend for Abstract begins with Grenache, and then they weave in Syrah and Petite Sirah, but the combination and blend differ from year to year.”
98 Points, Vinous
“The 2021 Syrah Sonoma Hillsides is towering and statuesque in bearing from the very first taste. I don’t think I have ever tasted a Sonoma Hillsides with this much finesse, this much purity. A wine of vertical energy, the Sonoma Hillsides possesses tremendous depth from start to finish. In many vintages the Hillsides leans towards a darker expression of Syrah. The 2021, on the other hand, is marked by more of a red/purplish fruit profile, with bright floral and citrus overtones that confer freshness. Once again, Pax Mahle made one of the truly epic wines of the year. His Sonoma Hillsides has been one of the very finest wines in Northern California for a number of years now.”