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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


Carl Roy Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


2021 was a hot draught year where the mountain AVAs in Napa were in the best position to thrive. With their higher elevations and cooler temperatures, growing seasons were extended and complexity and concentration went through the roof. Almost uniformly, the wineries with holdings in the most coveted mountain sub-regions turned out deep, powerful wines infused with dark fruit cores and sumptuous tannins. Most commanded $75+/bottle. But luckily, I have Pritchard Hill winemaker Ry Richards on speed dial.

A Nicholas Wines favorite, Ry capitalized on the power and potential of mountain Cabernet in 2021. His newest release is easily the best he’s ever fared with his Carl Roy Atlas Peak bottling. It’s a tiny lot – just 170 cases were produced – but it was enough that Ry could still cook up something special. He crafted a wound-up, wildly complex wine that demands attention (and a big Bordeaux glass if you have one).

The 2021 Atlas Peak Cabernet is a classic. It’s black in color, with a dynamic nose of cassis, cedar, and chocolate-tinged purple fruit. The wine is fabulously concentrated with a firm, solid finish that speaks to its potential for considerable aging. Ry hit this one out of the park.

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