Alta Maria Vineyards

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

8.896 ratings
8.822 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.8

Light and fresh - a delightful example of Santa Maria Pinot Noir.

Light and fresh - a delightful example of Santa Maria Pinot Noir.

Aug 25th, 2015
Niki Lin

Light, balance, what a great Cali wines

Light, balance, what a great Cali wines

Jan 11th, 2015
Charles Gibbs

Elegant, fresh, compelling.

Elegant, fresh, compelling.

Jan 4th, 2015
Michael Larner

White chocolate, slight truffles, cherry, red licorice, and heat. Earth tones in the mouth, nice acidity, and a slightly sharp finish. Very nice wine, just feel it lacks focus in the mouth and comes across as alcoholic.

White chocolate, slight truffles, cherry, red licorice, and heat. Earth tones in the mouth, nice acidity, and a slightly sharp finish. Very nice wine, just feel it lacks focus in the mouth and comes across as alcoholic.

Dec 5th, 2014
Christopher Strieter

Co-Founder, Senses Wines

8.3

The only Santa Maria Pinot from the evening

The only Santa Maria Pinot from the evening

Oct 12th, 2014
Aaron Means

2011 Alta Maria Pinot

2011 Alta Maria Pinot

Aug 18th, 2014
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.4

I am amazed at the quality of this wine for the price point.

I am amazed at the quality of this wine for the price point.

Apr 25th, 2014
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

8.0

2010 vintage.

2010 vintage.

Sep 10th, 2013
William Tigertt

Owner/Wine Director Freemans Restaurant, Peels, Gothic Wine

7.5

Beautiful packaging, but a little too hot for my taste.

Beautiful packaging, but a little too hot for my taste.

Jun 12th, 2013
Patrick Ballow

Consultant Dallo Enterprises

Great iteration of carbonic. Light and refreshing. Easily avoids being too candied.

Great iteration of carbonic. Light and refreshing. Easily avoids being too candied.

Aug 18th, 2015