Natural & Orange Wines; Pet-Nats

WHAT IS NATURAL WINE?  In recent years there has been a movement toward making wines more like our ancestors, avoiding the sameness of conventional and industrial winemaking.  Natural wine is a type of wine usually made in small batches, often from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.   Using natural yeast, fermentation happens spontaneously, not induced.  If sulfur is used, it is used sparingly and only as a preservative.  Natural wines may look different than most commercial wines, sometimes exhibiting cloudiness and sediment.  That's because they are not filtered or fined.  Natural wine producers often work with local and indigenous grape varieties.  Sometimes clay amphoras are used, continuing ancient techniques.  This is rudimentary winemaking, not too different than wines made the way the Romans made wine 2,000 years ago.

Alex & Maria Koppitsch 2021 Ret, Austria
$26.99
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Ampelos 2021 Piquette, Ampelos Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
$18.99
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Taking dehydrated Grenache and Syrah grapes and bringing them back to life, this is a Piquette with some dark fruit characteristics.
Ampelos 2021 Piquette, Ampelos Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills
Taking dehydrated Grenache and Syrah grapes and bringing them back to life, this is a Piquette with some dark fruit characteristics.
$18.99
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Andrea Scovero N.V. Vino Rosato, Costigliole d'Asti, Italy
$29.99
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While this is a rose, it could also serve as a light bodied red wine because there is just enough tannic structure to be able to enjoy with red meat.
Andrea Scovero N.V. Vino Rosato, Costigliole d'Asti, Italy
While this is a rose, it could also serve as a light bodied red wine because there is just enough tannic structure to be able to enjoy with red meat.
$29.99
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Ansel 2019 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley
$24.99
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This is just a super easy drinking Chardonnay with a little bit of everything.
Ansel 2019 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley
This is just a super easy drinking Chardonnay with a little bit of everything.
$24.99
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Azimut N.V. Cava Brut Nature, Penedes Spain
$18.99
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A combination of Macabeu (40%), Xarel-lo (30%) and Parellada (30%) this sparkling has a very nice balance of full/rich and crisp/lean.
Azimut N.V. Cava Brut Nature, Penedes Spain
A combination of Macabeu (40%), Xarel-lo (30%) and Parellada (30%) this sparkling has a very nice balance of full/rich and crisp/lean.
$18.99
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Barriot 2017 Maury Organic Grenache, Roussillon, France 500ml
$26.99
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Fortified French Grenache that's a little sweet? Don't mind if I do!
Barriot 2017 Maury Organic Grenache, Roussillon, France 500ml
Fortified French Grenache that's a little sweet? Don't mind if I do!
$26.99
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Bietighofer "Grande Casino" 2021 Natural Sparkling Red Wine, Pfalz, Germany
$34.99
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A Lambrusco style wine from Germany? Why the heck not?!!
Bietighofer "Grande Casino" 2021 Natural Sparkling Red Wine, Pfalz, Germany
A Lambrusco style wine from Germany? Why the heck not?!!
$34.99
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Birichino 2018 "Saint Georges" Zinfandel Natural Wine, Central Coast, California
$22.99
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The Saint Geroges vineyards were planted in 1922 and comes just 50 feet short of being part of the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation.
Birichino 2018 "Saint Georges" Zinfandel Natural Wine, Central Coast, California
The Saint Geroges vineyards were planted in 1922 and comes just 50 feet short of being part of the Santa Cruz Mountain appellation.
$22.99
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Black Lamb "Ghost Rider" 2009 Cuvee, Goriska Brda, Slovenia
$27.99
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If you like Kabaj’s Rebula which has 1 month of skin contact, you should check out this wine made by the folks who import Kabaj. Using Rebula from Kabaj, Black Lamb macerates on the skins for 1 year.
Black Lamb "Ghost Rider" 2009 Cuvee, Goriska Brda, Slovenia
If you like Kabaj’s Rebula which has 1 month of skin contact, you should check out this wine made by the folks who import Kabaj. Using Rebula from Kabaj, Black Lamb macerates on the skins for 1 year.
$27.99
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Black Sheep Finds 2021 Syrah "Hocus Pocus", Sta. Rita Hills
$24.99
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I love Syrah and this one from Black Sheep Finds is a nice go to Syrah to have.
Black Sheep Finds 2021 Syrah "Hocus Pocus", Sta. Rita Hills
I love Syrah and this one from Black Sheep Finds is a nice go to Syrah to have.
$24.99
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Broc Cellars 2019 "La Boutanche" Red Blend 1L, North Coast
$21.99
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Broc Cellars 2021 "Got Grapes" White Wine, California
$23.99
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This is the first time Broc Cellars has made a white wine version of their Got Grapes and what a treat it is! Only 290 cases produced.
Broc Cellars 2021 "Got Grapes" White Wine, California
This is the first time Broc Cellars has made a white wine version of their Got Grapes and what a treat it is! Only 290 cases produced.
$23.99
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Broc Cellars 2021 "Love Sparkling" Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Paso Robles
$27.99
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Fresh fruit and a little lemon peel. A refreshing and easy drinking Sparkling Chenin Blanc.
Broc Cellars 2021 "Love Sparkling" Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Paso Robles
Fresh fruit and a little lemon peel. A refreshing and easy drinking Sparkling Chenin Blanc.
$27.99
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Casteani Spirito Libero 2019 Sangiovese Natural Wine, Tuscany
$28.99
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Rich dark fruit notes, cherries, black plums and black cherries coat the palate and settle in. Dry notes like hay and soft vegetal characteristics cut down on some of the richness the fruit provides.
Casteani Spirito Libero 2019 Sangiovese Natural Wine, Tuscany
Rich dark fruit notes, cherries, black plums and black cherries coat the palate and settle in. Dry notes like hay and soft vegetal characteristics cut down on some of the richness the fruit provides.
$28.99
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Cirelli 2020 Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Vino Biologico
$16.99
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Cirelli 2021 Trebbiano D'Abruzzo, Italy
$17.99
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Claus Preisinger Heideboden 2017 Natural Dry Red Wine, Austria
$33.99
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A blend of Zweigelt (50%), Blaufrankisch (30%) and Merlot (20%) this wine spends 14 months in used French oak before being bottled.
Claus Preisinger Heideboden 2017 Natural Dry Red Wine, Austria
A blend of Zweigelt (50%), Blaufrankisch (30%) and Merlot (20%) this wine spends 14 months in used French oak before being bottled.
$33.99
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Claus Preisinger Kalkundkiesel 2019 Natural Dry Red Wine, Austria
$33.99
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Even split of Blaufrankisch and Pinot Noir this wine is aged for 8 months in neutral oak.
Claus Preisinger Kalkundkiesel 2019 Natural Dry Red Wine, Austria
Even split of Blaufrankisch and Pinot Noir this wine is aged for 8 months in neutral oak.
$33.99
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Clos Des Mourres 2021 "Pompette" Natural Red Wine, France
$19.99
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Clos Des Mourres 2021 "Pompette" Natural White Wine, France
$21.99
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Clos Marfisi 2018 Patrimonio 'Mon Amour', Corsica
$24.99
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In Italy you’d call it Sangiovese, but when grown in Corsica the locals call the grape Nielluciu.
Clos Marfisi 2018 Patrimonio 'Mon Amour', Corsica
In Italy you’d call it Sangiovese, but when grown in Corsica the locals call the grape Nielluciu.
$24.99
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Conduit 2021 Grenache Noir, Amador County, California
$31.99
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Aged for 10 months in neutral barrels this Grenache has some nice soft acidity.
Conduit 2021 Grenache Noir, Amador County, California
Aged for 10 months in neutral barrels this Grenache has some nice soft acidity.
$31.99
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Controvento "Doccia Fredda" Vino Bianco, Italy
$25.99
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A 50/50 blend of Trebbiano and Passerina this wine sees 5-days skin-contact during fermentation and has zero SO2 added.
Controvento "Doccia Fredda" Vino Bianco, Italy
A 50/50 blend of Trebbiano and Passerina this wine sees 5-days skin-contact during fermentation and has zero SO2 added.
$25.99
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Controvento "Moby Dick" 2021 Blanco Natural Wine, Italy
$28.99
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All vines run by Enzo di Meo are fertilized with only winter green manure and are primed under the falling moon.
Controvento "Moby Dick" 2021 Blanco Natural Wine, Italy
All vines run by Enzo di Meo are fertilized with only winter green manure and are primed under the falling moon.
$28.99
($28.99 Incl. tax)