Product Review: A Fantastic Organic Red Wine Selection From Ettore of California


Recently I had the opportunity to try some organic wine from a company that has endeared itself to me quite a bit over the past few months, Ettore Organic Winery in Mendocino, California.

I chose the Merlot, a red wine that retails for 35 dollars on the company’s website, not realizing that it was a red wine instead of a white wine. That shows how much I wasn’t thinking at the time, and how limited my knowledge of wine is in comparison with my knowledge of superfoods.

While I have been a moderate wine drinker for most of my adult life, I still wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I ordered this wine.

After trying it, now I know more than ever: Ettore is the best moderately priced, high quality organic wine I’ve ever tried, and their Merlot was just as good as the other varieties from Ettore I have tried previously.


Key Characteristics of Ettore Organic Merlot


The Ettore website describes their organic merlot in-depth, noting the following characteristics:

-Grown in mostly gravely, bench land loamy soils

-Vintage 2018

-Grown and picked by hand at 500-600 feet of altitude

-Aging potential 2025

-Alcohol content: 12.5%

-Origin: Sanel Valley Vineyards

-Price: $35.00 a bottle

My Impressions of Ettore Organic Merlot Zero


Overall I really liked this wine quite a bit.

Over the years I have grown to enjoy white wines more than reds, but this particular Merlot really grew on me the more I drank it.

If I could describe it in five words I would use the following:





-Slightly bitter

The bitterness can be counteracted by using a wine aerator, which I did in this particular case.

While I oftentimes buy sweet wines I must say I really enjoyed the depth and complexity of this wine despite a slight hint of bitterness.

Overall, I absolutely love this wine.

For $35.00 it’s a great deal if you’re into super high quality and reasonably priced organic wines (find it here).

Ultimately, I like it a lot but I am a bigger fan of the following two red wines from this company: the Cabernet Sauvignon (this one is amazing and 17 dollars more) and the Ettore Rosso, which has blackberry and currant flavors retailing for $42.00.

All things considered, you can’t go wrong buying organic wine from Ettore.

This company is incredible and better than any other organic wine brand I have ever tasted.

Special thanks to Ettore for providing this wine sample for review, and thanks to everyone for reading.

Learn more on their website here




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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.