HALF BOTTLES Organic and Biodynamic

Organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, as well as chemical- or sewage sludge-based fertilizers on or around crops. Wineries can earn organic certification if they use only approved processing aids and ensure that inorganic substances don’t come into contact with organic grapes and additives. (Wine Spectator)

tv7102 View Label Cascina Castlet Barbera d'Asti DOC 2014 BUY
bi7607 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault Burgundy 2014 BUY
cn2413 View Label Domaine Clusel-Roch Cote-Rotie 2013 BUY
cn2411 View Label Domaine Combier Crozes Hermitage (out of stock) BUY
cc5067 View Label Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits Saint George Clos des Forets (out of stock) BUY
kl5518 View Label Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge 2014 BUY
am7302 View Label Frog's Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2014 BUY
am7304 View Label Frog's Leap Merlot Rutherford Napa Valley 2014 BUY
am7303 View Label Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley 2015
am7322 View Label Frog's Leap Zinfandel Napa Valley 2015 BUY
gh2551 View Label Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate Grown 2012 BUY
gh2554 View Label Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Grown 2013 BUY
gh2555 View Label Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Napa Valley Estate Grown 2014 BUY
gh2553 View Label Grgich Hills Merlot Napa Valley Estate Grown 2012 BUY
gh2552 View Label Grgich Hills Zinfandel Napa Valley Estate Grown 2013 BUY
mw4501 View Label Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard (out of stock) BUY
vn4428 View Label Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Rioja 2004 BUY
bi7619 View Label Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pay Languedoc 2014
uv2150 View Label Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Napa Valley (out of stock) BUY
sw3019 View Label Paul Dolan Chardonnay Mendocino County 2013
sw3002 View Label Paul Dolan Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2014
hy4013 View Label Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc Los Carneros (out of stock) BUY
hy4131 View Label Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir Los Carneros Napa Valley (out of stock) BUY

This holistic approach, founded in the 1920s by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, looks at the wine estate as a self-sustaining, self-regulating ecosystem. All organic waste must be recycled into the nutrient stream so that the farm's needs can be met from within. A diverse population of predator and prey animals, birds and insects must be encouraged to maintain balance in the ecosystem. Diluted treatments and composts made from herbs, minerals and manures are applied to the vineyard to promote crop fertility and control pests.(Wine Spectator)

bi7607 View Label Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault Burgundy 2014 BUY
mw4510 View Label Domaine Remy Gresser Kritt Gewurtztraminer (out of stock) BUY
gh2554 View Label Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa Valley Estate Grown 2013 BUY
sw3002 View Label Paul Dolan Pinot Noir Mendocino County 2014

Refers to a range of agricultural practices that are not only ecologically sound, but also economically viable and socially responsible. Farmers have flexibility to choose what works best for their individual property so that they can be profitable, but they generally recycle, conserve energy and water and use renewable resources when possible. To minimize the use of chemical products, growers add nutrients to the soil through cover crops and compost, and they control pests with native birds and beneficial insects. If growers need chemicals to deal with a severe problem, they choose the least-toxic option.(Wine Spectator)

sw3006 View Label Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley (out of stock) BUY
ww6036 View Label Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills Sanford and Benedict (out of stock) BUY
rw7836 View Label Cambria Chardonnay Benchmark Santa Maria Valley 2014 BUY
cc5015 View Label Cristom Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Willamette Valley 2015 BUY
kl5509 View Label Domaine Diochon Moulin-a-Vent Vieilles Vignes (out of stock) BUY
cc5007 View Label Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Seven Twenty Eight Fiddlestix (out of stock) BUY
cc5077 View Label Lail Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 BUY
cc5050 View Label Lail Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvee Napa Valley (out of stock) BUY
am7327 View Label Tolosa Pinot Noir Edna Ranch Edna Valley (out of stock) BUY

The French term, la lutte raisonnée means 'the reasoned struggle' or, as translated in the US, 'integrated pest management'. Growers who practice this kind of viticulture use chemicals less often and less aggressively than conventional growers.

kl5506 View Label Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly Beaujolais (out of stock) BUY
kl5502 View Label Paul Bara Brut Reserve Grand Cru Bouzy NV BUY
kl5517 View Label Savary Chablis 2015