Posts Tagged red wine

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir Wine 2011

Posted by on Saturday, 2 March, 2013

Want a wine that has only has naturally occurring sulfites and is organic? I know I do. Try Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir 2011. This organic red wine is tasty, smooth, and cheap. I did a review on Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet a while ago, and I liked that organic red wine as well. It’s hard to find wine these days that’s organic, vegan friendly, and has NO added sulfites. You would think that should be the norm. Unfortunately, it’s not. But for this California wine company it is!!

Pacific Redwood Organic Pinot Noir is smooth and light with hints … Read the rest

Pacific Redwood Organic Cabernet

Posted by on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012

Pacific Redwood Organic Cab hails from Redwood Valley, California. This organic red wine is great for vegans and for people looking for a sulfite free wine. Pacific Redwood Organic Cab is made with organically grown grapes and processed naturally, with NO added sulfites or other synthetic preservatives. Nice, right? You, betcha. Pacific Redwood also totes about natural farming in general, which I find very cool.

This organic cab is full-bodied with hints of cherries and chocolates. I also found that this organic cabernet had a bit of spice to it. The first sip went down easy, just like the rest … Read the rest

Live-a-Little Organic and Fairtrade Red Wine

Posted by on Friday, 3 August, 2012

I found this hidden gem at Binnys in Chicago. Live-a-Little Really Ravishing Red is an organic and fairtrade red blend from South Africa. Stella Winery is behind this really fantastic and smooth red. In fact, Stella Winery was awarded the first ever Fairtrade certification from FLO e.V in 2011. Nice work, right?

What exactly is Fair Trade? Simply put, it’s where all parties involved are treated, well, fairly. Fair in price. Fair in environmental and ethical practices. Very cool. If you would like to read more about Stella Winery and their fair trade practices, click here.

What’s also great … Read the rest

Novas Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Organic Red Wine

Posted by on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011

Another red wine produced by Emiliana is the Novas Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. This wine is made from organic grapes and does contain sulfites but the bare minimum. What’s so great about an organic wine by Emiliana? Well, click here to read my last wine rant and click here to read about the actual vineyard.

This organic cab sav was not my favorite, but it was still good. I thought it was on the sweet side with strong flavors of berries. But maybe that’s just me. After a few sips the sweetness did seem to subside and you could taste the … Read the rest

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Red Wine from Emiliana

Posted by on Thursday, 23 June, 2011

I tried this new organic Cabernet Sauvignon and it was excellent. So, I looked upon the bottle to see what vineyard it was from. This Natura Cab Sav is born and raised in the Emiliana vineyard and made with organic grapes. What I also found was another bottle of wine in my arsenal with a different name but born and raised in the same Emiliana vineyard family. Which leads me to believe that Emiliana makes more than a few different wines. Upon further research, Emiliana has Biodynamic Wines, Organic Wines and Integrated Management Wines. Their Natura brand falls under the … Read the rest

Santa Julia Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine 2009

Posted by on Friday, 17 June, 2011

I’m no stranger of Santa Julia organic wine but I’m no expert either. I have only had the Santa Julia Organic Malbec, so I was thrilled to have my little eyes spy a Santa Julia Organic Cabernet Sauvignon. This Cab Sav will cost you about 12 bucks and it’s worth it. Man, oh man, it’s great to have cheap wine, that’s made with organic grapes and, annndd, gives back to the environment by ways of recycling and energy conservation.

The winery is located in Argentina and not only do they do what’s mentioned above, Santa Julia also does social … Read the rest

Sobon Estate Zinfandel Organic Wine 2006

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 February, 2011

I tried a new organic red wine the other day from California. Amador County to be exact. It’s a 2006 Rocky Top Zinfandel made from organically grown grapes. The alcohol content is 14.2% and the cost is around 12 bucks. While this wine does contain sulfites, here is a blurb from their website on why they use the amount of sulfites they do.

“The wines are made by conventional means using a minimum of sulfites to preserve freshness and color. At bottling, our wine contains between 15-20 parts per million free sulfites, which diminish after several months in the bottle. … Read the rest

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine

Posted by on Tuesday, 18 January, 2011

Old Hands 2007 Monastrell Organic Red Wine is a product from Spain.  On the bottle it says, “Old Hands is made from low yield naturally grown Monastrell grapes harvested by hand from very low yield old bush vines which grow on the high, dry, windswept plateau of Yelca where they are naturally protected from pests and mildew.”   Very cool  that no pesticides or herbicides are used in the cultivating of these grapes.  Old Hands also proudly supports Autism research.  Wow, a winery that cares about something more than themselves. Very cool x 2.

This organic fermented grape juice took … Read the rest

Santa Julia Organica Malbec 2009

Posted by on Tuesday, 4 January, 2011

I like the simple things in life.  You know, rain drops on roses, whiskers on kittens and cheap organic red wine.  This is where Santa Julia wine comes into play. This organic Malbec is produced by Familia Zuccardi.  They own and run a vineyard and winery in Mendoza, Argentina.  This winery found it’s beginning  in 1963 by Alberto V. Zuccardi, but is now operated by the son, José Alberto Zuccardi.

What makes this wine so great is that it’s made with 100% organic grapes without breaking the bank.  This organic malbec will run you around $10.  And if that’s not … Read the rest

2007 Domaine Duseigneur Lirac Antares Red Wine

Posted by on Saturday, 1 January, 2011

Well if the title isn’t too much of a mouthful, this particular blend of wine is!  And I mean that in a good way.  I thought this wine was good, real good; it honestly felt like a party in my mouth.  First off, this wine has a deep rich color to it and as I said before it’s a blend.  The 2007 Lirac Antares consists of 60% Grenache and equal parts Mourvedre and Syrah.  Upon first sip you get a blast of ripeness and a black cherry/raspberry taste.  Also when this full-bodied wine hits your tongue, it’s a little fizzy.  … Read the rest