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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


Lobo Dao Vigno Tinto 2020


Elisa Lobo is cranking out some incredible reds and whites at mind boggling prices.

Elisa was born in Dao but her wine journey started in Douro, in the heart of the Port-production area. By 2010 though, she was already homesick, ready to return to Dão and champion the under-the-radar region where she grew up. In doing so, she became the first woman winemaker in the region.

She revitalized her family’s land where olive trees and grazing pastures alternated with vines planted in the 1950’s, rooted in sandy, granitic hillsides at 1800+ feet above sea level. It sounded like a good recipe for success in theory… but would the results line up? Resoundingly so. It’s actually amazing how elegant and complex these wines are.

The fruit of her vision and labor can be found in her 2020 Vigno Tinto, which showcases wild-red berry fruit and savory aromatics of baking spice and red flowers. In the mouth, the fruit is pure, complex, and layered, with tension and length that belies its humble price point. It is remarkable wine for the money, a home-run quality-price-ratio opportunity that should be your house red.

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