Oeno Skin Contact 2021


Oeno Skin Contact is an orange natural wine made from 93% skin-fermented Chardonnay and 7% direct pressed Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Russian River Valley, California.


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Product Description

The Wine: Oeno Skin Contact 2021

Oeno Skin Contact is an orange natural wine made from 93% skin-fermented Chardonnay and 7% direct pressed Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Russian River Valley, California.

The Producer: Oeno • Amy Atwood

OENO (ee- no) is owned by Amy Atwood, who also operates a wine import and distribution company, Amy Atwood Selections. She has sought out top quality vineyards in Sonoma and a like-minded CA winemaker who makes these wines to her specifications (start with pristine fruit, then use native yeasts and neutral oak). Oeno wines are made in Sebastopol, California. Oeno is the ancient Greek word for wine, as well as the name of a goddess known for turning water into wine.

Amy Atwood natural wine producer in California

The Region: Russian River Valley

The Russian River Valley is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in Sonoma County, California. This appellation extends along the Russian River basin encompassing the areas around the cities of Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Forestville, and Healdsburg.

Viticulture in this AVA has a relatively long history: it was initiated during the 19th century by immigrant communities, which relocated to California mostly from Southern Europe – the majority were of Italian descent. It was only with the turn of the 20th century that viticulture and winemaking became commercial phenomena, with almost 200 wineries operating in the area.

After the dark ages of Prohibition, with its “Jackass brandy” and illegal wine production, we have seen a resurgence of winemaking starting from the early 1970s. It was Foppiano Vineyards in 1973 to label a wine Russian River for the very first time. The Russian River Valley was recognized as its own AVA in 1983.

The Terroir of Russian River Valley

The soils of Russian River Valley were shaped by two main factors: first, millions of years of tectonic activity between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, second, relentless volcanic activity.

As a result, we have essentially three types of soils:

The "Goldridge soil", sandstone of loam, created by volcanic ash compacted over layers of bedrock. It is on Goldrige soil where the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards have been planted.

The "Sebastopol soil", predominantly clay from the Sonoma Mountains, with great water drainage and ideal for growing Pinot Noir.

Alluvial soil, mostly along the Russian River basin.

Generally speaking, the Russian River Valley is a cool climate area, a characteristic due mainly to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, which a mere 10 miles away. Hence the love affair with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, grape varietals thriving in cool viticultural areas – such as for example Burgundy in France.

The Pacific Ocean is also responsible for the signature coastal morning fog, which embraces the vineyards slowing down the ripening process and contributing to the grapes finesse. The Russian River’s influence on the region’s climate has to do more with irrigation during the summer than with its mitigating effect.


Shipping & Returns

Shipping Policy

Stress-Free Shipping

At Primal Wine, we like to be transparent about everything we do. When it comes to buying products online, shipping is the most important aspect, and that’s why we take great care in shipping and handling your order using only 100% recycled packaging material. We don't ship to: KS, LA, MS, AL, WI, KY, NH, UT, SD, MI, AR.

Important Compliance Requirements

UPS and other carriers we might occasionally use can only deliver wine to customers who are 21 years or older. Someone must be at the address to receive the package, carriers don't just drop a package and leave. They must ensure the person receiving the wine is 21 or older.

Re-shipping a Package

If a package gets returned to us after three failed delivery attempts, we can only re-ship the wine upon payment of a re-shipping fee to be determined based on shipping address and number of bottles. Shipping wine is extremely expensive, we are sorry about this, but we have no other choice. Please make sure there's always someone at the address you enter as your shipping address.

Re-routing a Package

If you'd like to re-route a package after it's been shipped, we can do so upon payment of a $20 re-routing fee. We cannot re-route a package across state borders.

Canceling an Order

If you'd like to cancel an order after it's been shipped, we can do so upon payment of a small cancelling fee – the amount depends on how big the order is. Carriers charge us a lot of money to recall a package en-route.

Important COVID Update

UPS and FedEx declared that in order to protect their workers and customers, they no longer require a signature on delivery. This does not mean they will drop a wine box at your door. UPS delivery workers will make sure the person receiving the wine is 21 years or older, and will ask for his/her name - only then do they deliver the package.

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Placed an order. What next?

1. You will receive an order confirmation email with your order summary.*

2. As soon as your order ships from the warehouse, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.

3. Please track your package using the tracking service.

4. The carrier will attempt delivery a maximum of 3 times. After 3 delivery attempts, your package will be sent back to our warehouse.**

*Please ensure your email address is correct, otherwise, you will not receive the order and shipping confirmation emails.

**If delivery is attempted 3 times with no success or if you fail to retrieve your package at the carrier depot by the stated deadline, the shipping fee will not be refunded to the customer.

Returns Policy

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us at (424) 414-2040 or via e-mail at between 9 am and 5 pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Sunday, we would like to understand and try to solve your concerns. We can offer refunds only as store credit.