Where to find natural wine

When in Northern California: buy these natural wines

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them from Northern California.

The below vintners often use no sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the winemaking or the bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities. (Around 10 mg per liter. Ask the merchant or the importer.)

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2014

red Corbières - Magali & Dominique Terrier - Domaine des 2 Ânes - Premiers Pas

2013 - USD 14 - red fruit (carignan varietal) - red fruit, dense but juicy, supple, frank

A store in Redwood City, Northern California, CA 94061: K&L Wine Merchants

A store in San Francisco, Northern California, CA 94107: K&L Wine Merchants

A merchant at 2949 College Avenue, in Berkeley, Northern California, CA 94705: Vintage Berkeley

A merchant at 2113 Vine Street, in Berkeley, Northern California, CA 94709: Vintage Berkeley

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Alsace gewurztraminer - Stéphane Bannwarth

2011 - USD 24 -

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2013

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Ça gazouille [lieu-dit : Katzenthal] - Riesling (sec)

2010 - USD 21 - very aromatic - a lively nose - a huge aromatic intensity, orange, nougat, dense but not oily, wide with tidy gas beads, almost dry: with just a hint of residual sugar, fresh

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Crémant d'alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Triple Zéro

2009 - USD 22 -

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Price figures are only very rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting.

Wines are selected on personal criteria.

 

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