Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wine & Spirits Top Picks: Restaurant Wines from Organic Vines

Wine & Spirits published its Top 50 Restaurant Wines list in its newly released April issue, which includes five organically grown wines.

All five in the top 50 were from Napa: Frog's Leap Winery, Turley Wine Cellars, Heitz Wine Cellars, Robert Sinskey Vineyards and Grgich Hill Estate. In individual wine sections, Storybook Mountain Vineyards and Calera also joined the list.

The wine survey covered 218 restaurants in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2013.

In individual wine sections, the wines broke out this way:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Heitz Wine Cellars (which wine was not indicated; certifications on its wine vary), 10th most popular
Grgich Hill Estate, 30th most popular

Pinot Noir
Calera - Mount Harlan de Villiers, jointly 14th most popular
Calera - Mount Harlan Jensen, jointly 14th most popular
Robert Sinskey Vineyards - Carneros, 20th most popular

Sauvignon Blanc
Frog's Leap, 10th most popular

Storybook Mountain, Eastern Exposure, 3rd most popular
Frog's Leap Winery, 5th most popular

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