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Natural wine in Southern California

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them in Aliso Viejo and Southern California.

Here is my selection of natural wines: sulphur dioxide (SO2) often is not added during winemaking or bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities — around 10 mg per liter.

The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2018 - USD 15 - serve at a cool temperature - blackcurrant jam, cherry and smoke - blackberry, liquorice, pepper, nutmeg, dense but easy drinking, very juicy

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - USD 15 - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - USD 19 - served cool: a great aromatic intensity, a high purity - ripe varietal (so no pepper), blackcurrant pie, moka - pie crust, blackcurrant, present on the palate with a beautiful maturity of cabernet sauvignon (so no pepper), moka, full, bitter, dries the mouth, round

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

red Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - USD 19 - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

An online store that ships to Southern California: 67 Wine

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A wine shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280, directions

An online store with delivery in Northern California and Southern California: Domaine LA

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

white Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

white Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

An online store that ships to Southern California: 67 Wine

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A wine shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280, directions

An online store with delivery in Northern California and Southern California: Domaine LA

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y’a plus qu’à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] wine labelwhite Crémant d'Alsace [sparkling] - Domaine Rietsch - Extra Brut Nature

15+16 - USD 26 - yeast - baked apple, brioche, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

white Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelwhite Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y'a plus qu'à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2016 - USD 18 -

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2017 - USD 24 - very aromatically intense, very pure - passion fruit, nougat, peach, apricot - passion fruit, peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

An online store that ships to Southern California: 67 Wine

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A wine shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280, directions

An online store with delivery in Northern California and Southern California: Domaine LA

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - USD 19 - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Crémant d'Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Brut

NV - USD 19 -

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2016 - USD 23 -

An online store that ships to Southern California: 67 Wine

An online store that ships to Southern California: Leon & Son

A store in (plus shipping from) Venice, 727 Lincoln Blvd, Southern California: Lincoln Fine Wines, tel. 310-392-7816

A wine shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280, directions

An online store with delivery in Northern California and Southern California: Domaine LA

An online store that ships to Northern California and Southern California: Solano Cellars

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 30 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

An online store which ships to Southern California: Wine Therapy

A store in Los Angeles, 1911 Hillhurst Avenue, Southern California: Lou Wine Shop, tel. (323) 305-7004, directions

A wine shop in Los Angeles, 6801 Melrose Ave, Southern California: Domaine LA, tel. 323.932.0280, directions

An online store with delivery in Northern California and Southern California: Domaine LA

A shop in Los Angeles, Southern California, 460 South Spring Street: Buzz, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

You may read reviews on qualified natural wines available in Northern California, or you may request another location at the top or bottom of this page.

You may also order qualified natural wines online for delivery across the USA.

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