What’s the buzz about organic wines? I had to see if the hype was all that it was cracked up to be. Before I begin to share what organic wines I indulged in let’s break down organic wine.
There are a few main pluses when it comes to organic wine. Less powerful hangovers, fewer chemicals, kinder to the environment, organically grown grapes and/or sulfite free. Keep in mind when you see a USDA Organic Wine label it does not necessarily exclude the use of sulfites or incidental ingredients used in the processing or fermentation of the wine.
A growing number of vineyards are turning to organic agriculture, and more and more wineries now use a animal-friendly fining process to filter their wines. People may prefer a low-sulfite wine, sulfite free wine, or just organic wine not caring at all about the sulfite. I’m all about the quality of the wine, and a good quality organic wine would be a plus!
Now let’s get to it. Not wanting to waste too much of my precious time searching for the perfect organic wine I reached out to an exclusive wine store and bar called Naples Wine Collection for tastings and suggestions!
2012 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Rock Cairn vineyard. The 30-year-old vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley that is 100% Certified Organic. The wine is classic Cabernet on the palate with enticing flavors of mature plum, black cherry, and dark chocolate; lengthened by the integrated background of cedar, nutmeg and vanilla. $64
2012 Yalumba Viognier and the 2013 Yalumba Shiraz. Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned wine-producer and this is its first organically produced wines. The Yalumba Viognier has aromas of honeysuckle, candied ginger and fresh pineapple. The Yalumba Shiraz has an exotic mixture of aromas such as blood plums, violet, and blueberry. Both are just $14.00 each!
I would like to personally thank Naples Wine Collection again for the tasting and suggestions. I personally preferred the Ghost Block and Shiraz. Please share your organic wine suggestions with us.