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Directions to curated wine shops in Berkeley and Northern California

Herebelow are vibrant wines and where to buy them in Berkeley and Northern California.

The establishments qualified sell by the bottle with no obligation to make another purchase (even if they are bistros).

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

Vin-de-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelred Vin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2018 - USD 14 - a very good imitation of a Mediterranean wine, but less alcohol - red fruit - velvety, fat and sweet, red fruit, balanced acidity

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

red Madiran - Denis Capmartin - Château Barréjat - Tradition

2016 - USD 15 - red fruit, spice - fruit-forward, accessible, dries the mouth, full but with balanced acidity

A wine store at 3331A Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa, shipping across Northern California: Bottle Barn, tel. (707) 528-1161

vin de France wine labelred Vin de France - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End

2018 - USD 16 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, white pepper - blackcurrant, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, tiny gas beads, balanced acidity

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF, directions

A wine bar and shop at 3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, Northern California: Ordinaire, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine labelwhite Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2018 - USD 16 - joyful - almond, lichee - almond, lichee, a very light body, fresh

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - USD 16 - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2017 - USD 18 - lime - lime, fresh

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - USD 15 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - USD 18 - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

 

Bottlings selected in 2016

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - USD 13 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

Vin-de-table-français wine labelred Vin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - USD 12 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF, directions

A wine bar and shop at 3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, Northern California: Ordinaire, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

vin-de-pays wine labelred Vin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - USD 16 - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF, directions

A wine bar and shop at 3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, Northern California: Ordinaire, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

red Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - USD 19 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF, directions

A wine bar and shop at 3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, Northern California: Ordinaire, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - USD 14 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe - (clairette, roussanne, rolle, grenache blanc)

2015 - USD 15 - little aromas - oily, large, fresh

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF, directions

A wine bar and shop at 3354 Grand Ave, Oakland, Northern California: Ordinaire, directions

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - USD 18 - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

Vouvray wine labelwhite Vouvray - François Pinon - Sec - (chenin)

2014 - USD 18 -

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

white Vouvray - François Pinon - Magnum millésimé Brut - (chenin)

2005 - USD 19 -

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

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - USD 22 -

A store at 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco, directions

 

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 vibrant wines available in Southern California, or you may request another location at the top or bottom of this page.

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

There also are excellent wines with no sulfites in Berkeley, CA.

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