Looking for a good organic wine that doesn’t have the “organic” taste? Grgich Hills has some of the very best selections of wines that come from certified organic & Biodynamic vineyards. They won’t make you feel guilty for spending a little more on vino and are great alone or with certain foods. Below are some wines that I recommend along with what to eat with them.
Their 2009 Napa Valley Zinfandel is made with no herbicides, pesticides or animal fertilizers and pairs well with grilled meats, Lasagna, pizza and beef stews. This is one of my favorite Zinfandels because the strawberry and white pepper flavors balance out the sweet and bitter taste. (Sounds weird, I know. But it’s a good one. Trust me.)
The 2010 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc is made from grapes that are certified organic and Biodynamic in their American Canyon and Carneros vineyards. It is 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc and has passion fruit, lemon grass and mineral flavors. This crisp and elegant wine pairs well with seafood, gazpacho, chicken and salads. It’s great for the spring and summertime.
The certified Biodynamic and organic 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon bodes well with rich (as in rich, I mean the type of sauce and seasonings you use with it) steaks like filet, rib-eye and NY strip. Lamb and roasted duck pairs well with it also. The bold flavors of blackberries, black licorice and cocoa make this wine perfect for a night to spoil you and your loved one
I’m not a fan of Chardonnay, but the Napa Valley 2009 Chardonnay has changed my mind. It is a unique one that has flavors of honey, almonds and tropical fruits that make drinking the vino by itself a true delight. If you are looking to pair it with food, drink it with fish, chicken or even with dessert like cheesecake.