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Indigene is defined as "one that is native or indigenous to an area." Carmel Valley's wealth of luscious wineries makes a more than fitting homeland for Raymond Smith's Indigene Cellars. His balanced, fruit-driven wines have racked up plenty of awards, too. The Parenthesis syrah has earned gold medals at several competition and was named best in class at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the pinot noir was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.