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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


Maitre de Chai Cabernet Sauvignon Gala Vineyard Napa Valley 2021


“I was super impressed with the wines I tasted from Maître de Chai. Marty Winters and Alex Pitts met as young chefs working in some of California’s most prestigious kitchens. Over the years, both of their career paths led to wine. Winters and Pitts founded Maître de Chai in 2012 and have quietly built their range since then. The wines draw from a number of sites across several appellations in northern California, all done in a style that emphasizes freshness and verve. As readers will discover, a number of wines in this lineup are truly compelling, most notably the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Gala Vineyard, which may very well be the single best value in Napa Valley Cabernet today.”   -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Antonio Galloni didn’t mix words, and what he wrote sent shockwaves through Napa Valley and then back to Matire de Chai. “The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Gala Vineyard may very well be the single best value in Napa Valley Cabernet today“. Wow. I can only imagine how excited the former chefs turned superstar winemakers were to read those words.

Needless to say, securing an allocation from this tiny Napa Valley boutique has been really, really hard! Luckily, I was all over this one and took in a few cases.

Marty Winters and Alex Pitts are restaurant industry lifers who spent plenty of years in fancy kitchens before deciding they wanted to make the wines they poured at the restaurants. Over the past 10 years, they’ve been sneakily building a cult-like following as their wines are so dang good and so fairly priced. You’d be wise to snag a few bottles while this is in house.


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