Ordinaire in Oakland a shrine to natural wine | SFGate

The wine is cloudy in the glass, a kind of pale-golden milk, wafting a cowshed’s worth of organic-matter aromas: wet earth, animal hide, sweet-smelling hay. When I taste it, its acidity sears. A tangy bacterial thing (see also: kombucha; sour beer) makes my mouth pucker, and among its pretty floral flavors there emerges a more pungent biotic note, reminiscent of cannabis.

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Photo: John Storey, Special To The Chronicle Ordinaire owner Bradford Taylor (left) pours at the Oakland wine bar, which has an extensive selection of natural wines — unfiltered, idiosyncratic and a bit funky.