The Native 9 comes from one of my favorite SYV wineries -- Alta Maria -- and this Pinot is a true gem. Not too thin or watery or any other criticism usually lobbed at Pinot Noirs...
A fully developed red wine that was tested against a wide variety of foods and tastes at Redbirds in DTLA and it worked across the board.
(Holiday 2015 wine #12) — 4 years ago
Absolutely excellent chardonnay; totally opposite to the fruity brigade that dominates reviewers' minds; this is restraint, mealy, wheaten nose; great maturity though lime green at 7 yrs; 12% alc, hand sorted, mature vines meaning 35+ I guess; taut and true to light- medium category of this variety; has dignity not brashness; long ager too; paired with seafood bouillabaisse; #drinkoz #victorianwine #yarravalley #dixonscreek #debortoli #chardonnay #reserverelease #2008 #12% #maturewine #maturingchardonnay #maturevines — 5 years ago
Wine #12: Beautiful Pauillac. Very sexy, good complexity. More cassis and blackberries with hints of tobacco. — 4 years ago
More heat and sweetness. Not as elegant as Ovello but seems a bigger wine. Finish also long but more black fruits. Gordons tasting #12 — 4 years ago