PEACE, LOVE AND ORGANIC

Fall 2015 Organic & Biodynamic Wines


When you love the environment and good wine as much as these winemakers do, it shows in the soil, the vines and in the organically grown fruit. It also shows in your smile when you sip these tasty fall picks.

Squadra Bianco

Squadra

Bianco

Made with organic grapes

Tropical fruit and floral aromas right out of the glass. Lemon and orange blossom flavors blend with salty hints of the Mediterranean in this Italian White. Elegant, round. Crispness on the finish.

Interesting

The organically grown catarratto (70%) and grillo (30%) grapes in this white blend grow on the island of Sicily, where they were first identified. We bought it all!

Goes With

Yodeling Goat cheese, simply prepared fish, shellfish, oysters, light lemon butter pastas


Bonterra Chardonnay

Bonterra

Chardonnay

Made with organic grapes

Aromas of toasted almonds and tropical fruit. Ripe green apple, melon and citrus flavors with hints of toast and warm spices. Starts rich, but finishes clean and mouthwatering.

Interesting

Native flowers in the vineyards attract beneficial insects; birds search the grounds for pests; sheep mow between the vines — a truly holistic approach. A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy — 89 points.

Goes With

Cowgirl Creamery Organic Mt Tam cheese, rich scallop or salmon dishes, Arctic char piccata, prosciutto-wrapped anything, Thai coconut milk curries, white chili


Frey Biodynamic Zinfandel

Frey

Biodynamic Zinfandel

Biodynamic, organic, no added sulfites

This wine is full of surprises. Aromas of blackberry and fresh raspberry balanced by roasted rosemary. Red clay minerality, then black cherry and warm spice flavors. Pleasing tannins show in the finish.

Interesting

In 1980, under the guidance of brothers Jonathan and Matthew Frey, Frey Vineyards became the first certified organic winery in the U.S. And in 1996, Luke Frey oversaw as the vineyard crafted North America’s first certified Biodynamic wines.

Goes With

Seaside Cheddar, herb-rubbed pork roast, brats, espresso barbecue sauce, roasted root veggies, butternut squash pasta


Ontañón Rioja

Ontañón

Rioja

Made with organic grapes

Violet hues in this lively Spanish Red. Juiciness up front with fresh strawberry notes. Mid-palate of green herbs and sage balanced with a bright acidity. Spiciness echoes through the long finish.

Interesting

This small vineyard in Spain’s Rioja region once used hollowed-out clay vats in rooms carved out of the surrounding red cliffs to craft its famed wines. We bought all of this Red!

Goes With

Cordobes cheese, chorizo, grilled salmon, Osso Buco, charred foods, romesco sauce, savory fruitcake


Our Daily Cab Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Daily Cab

Organic Cabernet Sauvignon

Organic, vegan, contains no detectable sulfites

A velvety texture shows in the pour. Nice balance between dark fruit aromas and rich bourbon vanilla notes. Up front ripeness tempered by fine tannins in the savory, silky finish.

Interesting

Bentonite clay was used in the clarifying and stabilizing of this wine, making it a vegan, as well as an organic, wine.

Goes With

Le Gruyère Reserve cheese, grilled portobellos, veggie burgers topped with pickled beets, hearty pastas, Bolognese sauce

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Recipe Pairing

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Le Petit du Château de Lagarde Organic Bordeaux

Le Petit du Château de Lagarde

Organic Bordeaux

Organic, vegan, no added sulfites

Crimson-purple color in the glass. Forward berry aromas. Plums, cherries and intriguing notes of fresh-cut herbs on the palate. Approachable elegance. Fruity, long and well-balanced finish.

Interesting

Winemaker Lionel Raymond pioneered certified organic winemaking in France, and his use of solar panels makes his vineyards France’s largest renewable energy winery project.

Goes With

Cypress Grove Chèvre Truffle Tremor cheese, barbecue, hearty pastas, duck à l’orange, beef and broccoli stir-fry, dishes with bell peppers


Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso

Mionetto

Prosecco DOC Treviso

Made with organic grapes

Sunny color. Aromas of green apple and elderflower. More green apple plus pineapple and clementine notes on your first sip. Teensy tiny bubbles lightly lift to a refreshing, dry finish.

Interesting

To be called “prosecco,” the wine must come from the Veneto or Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, and be made with at least 85% glera grapes — organically grown in this case.

Goes With

Borough Market Farmhouse Cheddar, aperitifs, fresh seafood, grilled ham and cheese sliders, ham and pear crostini, chicken sausage


Apple Bite Cidre Bouché Biologique

Apple Bite

Cidre Bouché Biologique

Organic

Fresh French apples abound in this organic amber cider. Aromas of peach and apricot. Lush applesauce and cinnamon apple notes. A refreshing finish balanced with lingering ripe apple sweetness.

Interesting

Many hard ciders include sugar or other additives — not so here. Just two ingredients in each bottle: organic apples and a puff of CO2. Hard to find anywhere else!

Goes With

Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue Cheese, aperitifs, cheese plates, crepes, pork sausage, cinnamon pot roast, bonfires

Texas Snakebite cocktail

Recipe Pairing

Texas Snakebite cocktail

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