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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

Fiancetto Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2020 (Special Case Price)


This one is more on the DL than any other secret Napa Valley Cabernet we’ve ever offered but the details I can reveal are staggering.

Any respectable single-vineyard Stag’s Leap Cabernet goes for three figures these days. It’s a shame but it’s true.

Wines from this winery often go for FOUR figures; well over a thousand dollars per bottle and basic bottlings off this particular vineyard typically retail for $350. This is one of the great vineyards of Stag’s Leap – but somehow Ry Richards was able to weasel out six barrels – as long as he never reveals his source.

That’s about all I’m allowed to say other than confess that this is one of the most serious Cabernets I’ve tasted in a very long time. Fiancetto SLD Cab certainly speaks to its source; two well-drained vineyards in the District. These vineyards are loaded with pebbles and gravel, a gravelly loam perfect for vines to send roots deep into the earth, bringing back a terrific mineral quality to the grapes.

The wine is aromatically superb, with a nose filled with high-toned fruit and baking spice. Ripeness is no issue here, the wine is packed with juicy black fruit, with hints of cedar and cocoa. Complex and layered, the finish is a minute long, truly a classic Napa Cab, one of the best young American wines I have ever tasted.

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