Native 9

Rancho Ontiveros Vineyards Pinot Noir

9.315 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Charles Gibbs

Fruit, acid, tannins. Balanced. Seductive. 2011. Hope to try more of this vintage over the coming years.

Fruit, acid, tannins. Balanced. Seductive. 2011. Hope to try more of this vintage over the coming years.

Jan 4th, 2015
Anthony Bozzano

Elegant yet forceful. Red and black berry, tons of spice. Cigar ash. Layers of depth after only one hour open.

Elegant yet forceful. Red and black berry, tons of spice. Cigar ash. Layers of depth after only one hour open.

Jul 26th, 2014
Dan Hess

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)

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)

Jan 7th, 2016
Stephen Sutton

Love it.

Love it.

Jan 4th, 2016
IPOB In Pursuit of Balance

IPOB 2014

Feb 4th, 2014
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

9.3

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Jan 28th, 2015
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.0

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Feb 5th, 2014
Santosh Varghese

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Feb 5th, 2014
Ryan Davis

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Feb 4th, 2014
Brian Dawson

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Jan 10th, 2016