True Earth Cab blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petite Sirah. Made from California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) vineyards in Mendocino County, using no pesticides, herbicides, or conventional synthetic fertilizers. The wines contain minimal amounts of sulfites which are used in the winemaking process to preserve freshness. Dark red color with subtle blueberry and … [Read more...]
Are you drinking conventional wine? If so, it’s time to make a change to organic.
The reason? Grapes are one of the top crops contaminated with pesticides and year after year are listed on the “Dirty Dozen“.
In fact, according to the USDA Pesticide Data Program, conventional grapes are contaminated with 34 specific pesticides – 4 of which are known or probable carcinogens… 17 of which are suspected endocrine disruptors… 10 of which are neurotoxins… and 6 of which are developmental or reproductive toxins!
The good news is that organic wines are widely available and increasingly affordable. We’ve listed some of our favorite organic wines here.
Releaf Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot – Shiraz offers intense flavors of blackberry, cassis and vanilla spice. Merlot adds plumy and red cherry notes plus a suppleness that balances Cabernet’s structure, while Shiraz adds a peppery blackberry pie characteristic. The blend perfectly balances the fabulous fruit flavors, structure, and acidity, yielding a wine with concentrated flavors and … [Read more...]
Greener Planet is a totally new concept that brings together like-minded organic winemakers and growers from around the world; all of whom share the commitment to make wine that tastes delicious, represents a value and is produced earth-friendly without damaging the environment. To qualify for Greener Planet, each vineyard must be certified organic by an internationally accredited … [Read more...]
This full-flavored find is a rare gem and an exceptional value. Intensely complex, this zinfandel offers strong berry notes and a smooth finish and pairs well with all of your favorite foods – especially grass-fed beef, punchy raw goat cheeses and hearty garden creations. Organic Alcohol Content: 14.4% Price: $10.99 (TotalWine) Where to Buy: Sobon Wine … [Read more...]
This deep purple wine is bursting with black cherry, berry and herb aromas. It has a round, supple entry with a dry-yet-fruity full body and hints of nutmeg notes. Finishes with a crisp, tongue coating and a dusty tannin fade. Organic Sulfite-free Alcohol Content: 13.8% Price: $14.75 Learn more: http://www.freywine.com/ … [Read more...]
Aged in French and American oak, the wine offers hints of pepper, cedar and fragrant vanilla spice to complement a lush and fruit-centered personality. “Supple, elegant and polished. Delivering ripe, fleshy plum, black cherry, mineral, spice and light cedary oak flavors that are well-proportioned, gaining length. Drink now through 2011.” – Wine Spectator, James Laube, November … [Read more...]
Made from organically and biodynamically grown grapes, the Natura Cabernet tastes just like eating the freshly ripened fruit from the vine. This excellent value has a very distinct character (blackberry, mint, toast), full bodied, long on the palate, with light oakiness on the finish. Organic Price: $8.99 (http://www.emiliana.cl/) … [Read more...]
An organic wine from Chile’s Emiliana Organico, the Natura is a new label from the eco-conscious producer. Made from carmenere (87%), syrah (4%), petite verdot (4%) and malbec (1%) grown in Los Robles, in the Colchagua Valley, the wine is an intense red color. Its bouquet is seductive, with notes of chocolate, black fruits, toffee and spices. On the palate the wine is voluminous, with soft, … [Read more...]
The bench land soils of Redwood Valley produce magnificent Zinfandels. Frey’s is a blend from five organic vineyards. Filled with tight blackberry and raspberry fruit, this wine is aged on French Oak. Organic Sulfite-free Alcohol Content: 13.9% Price: $13.50 Learn more: http://www.freywine.com/ … [Read more...]
Light and delicate, this Pinot Noir is a harmonious symphony of strawberries, mint and pomegranate. The fruit is a blend of Uncle Bob’s 28 year old dry farmed vineyard and 12 year old vines from Frey’s Potter Valley Vineyard. Aged on French Oak. Complements fish, fowl, and fruit salads. Organic Sulfite-free Alcohol Content: 13.5% Price: $14.75 Learn more: … [Read more...]