Natural wines to buy in Northern California

A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer.

 

French wine values tasted in 2017

red Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou

Non vintage - USD 11 - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced

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

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

2014 - USD 12 - pure - barrel, firm

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)

2016 - USD 13 -

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

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]

2015 - USD 13 - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced

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

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2015 - USD 15 - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez

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

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

2016 - USD 12 - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

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

2016 - USD 14 - grapefruit, peach - neither onctuous no stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 25 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

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

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

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

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

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

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

French wine values tasted in 2016

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

2015 - USD 9.7 - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

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

2015 - USD 9.2 - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

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

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

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

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 13 - 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

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

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

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe

2014 - USD 13 -

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

red Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Sauvé de la citerne

2015 - USD 14 -

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

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

2014 - USD 15 - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

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

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

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

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

red Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - USD 15 -

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

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

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 10 - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - USD 12 - little aromas - onctuous, large, fresh

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

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

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

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 14 - 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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

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

2012 - USD 18 -

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

Sausalito, 2658 Bridgeway,Ste 206, Northern California: C/O USA Wine West LLC

white Crémant d'alsace - Stéphane Bannwarth - Les vins Pirouettes (par Binner & Compagnie) - Zéro dosage

2013 - USD 22 -

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

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

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

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

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

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Bourgogne blanc - [Alice et Olivier de Moor, négoce] - Le vendangeur masqué

2014 - USD 25 - very pure, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit then nougat - wide, dry, fresh

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

white Chablis - Alice et Olivier De Moor - Bel Air et Clardy

2014 - USD 29 - pink grapefruit - velvety, radiant, pink grapefruit, peach, red currant, silky, fresh

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

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - USD 32 - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - onctuous but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Charles Neal Selections, tel. 415 225 5144

 

There also are excellent wines with no sulfites in Northern California.

You may also read reviews on recommended wines available in Southern California, or you may request another location at the bottom of this page.

 

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