Let Nicholas be your personal sommelier for every season! Four times a year, Nicholas Wines will ship to your door one case (12 bottles) of four different varietals (3 bottles each). All hand-picked specifically for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. From crisp, cool Sauvignon Blancs in the summer to big, bold, knock your socks off Cabs in the winter, each season brings a variety of offerings from around the globe including France, Italy, California and Oregon and more! * $250 per quarter – recurring charge *
The 2022 Fall Shipment includes 3 bottles each of the following selections:
Chad Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2019
In the hands of some of the best winemakers in the country, Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignons fetch upwards of $200/btl, and earn some of the highest scores anywhere, outpointing wines from Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain and Pritchard Hill along the way. Arrowood, Beringer, Philippe Melka and Peter Michael all make highly scored reserve wines with the requisite 3-digit price tags in the Knights Valley AVA.
But Philippe Melka and Peter Michael better watch out, because if there’s someone who can churn out full-bodied, well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon that can compete with the big boys at a fraction of the price, it’s our friend, Chad.
Etude Lyric Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2019
For years, we’ve sold oceans of Tony Soter’s Etude Lyric Pinot Noir. Other than CHAD, it’s pretty much the only ‘value’ domestic Pinot Noir I’ve ever cared for. It’s a gorgeous cuvee that comes out a pure ruby color to the core with a nose that is just a fantastic bowl of ripe berries. Intensely fruity with notes of baking spices, sandalwood and earth, this Pinot has a long, silky finish. Pair with roasted salmon or poultry or enjoy just by itself.
Valery Renaudat P’tit Sauvignon 2020
Valéry Renaudat grew up among the farms and vineyards of Berry, including the cereal farm purchased by his grandfather in 1942. Over the past two decades, he has taken his family winery from ‘really good’ to one of the reference point wineries in the region. We’ve never offered the P’tit Sauvignon before, only the P’tit Pinot Noir, but it’s another wine that hits way above its weight class. It’s an elegant, fun wine with a little citrus sweetness that pairs with notes of wildflowers, some minerality, and a vibrant bright lemon and lime burst. It’s extremely food-friendly, and can even hold its own with spicy food.
Corzano e Paterno Córzanello Rosso 2020
This picturesque estate lies in the commune of San Casciano, just outside of Florence. Joshi Goldschimdt is a farmer first; his pristine vineyards contain Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines, averaging 25 years in age. The vines are tended organically, the grapes, hand harvested. Generous use of small barrels in vinification barely tame the exuberant, broad fruit quality of his wines, and the firm, large-scaled tannic structure in them makes them suitable for extended aging. The aromas are wonderfully complex and delicate, showcasing Corzano e Paterno’s incredible terroir in Chianti, that has earned the winery plenty of jealous neighbors.