Cambria Julia's Vineyard 2016 (USA: CA - Santa Maria Valley) (ID# 3242)

Name Cambria Julia's Vineyard 2016 (ID# 3242)
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region USA: CA - Santa Maria Valley
Notes "Julia’s is one of two vineyards on the estate property named for the daughters of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson (the other is Katherine’s). Here, the benchland clay-loam soils soak up what little warmth the valley provides; the vines usually grow fruit with a savory, dark berry expression. This wine is reserved, with elements of both surf and turf, the tobacco note lined with a salty tang. It’s balanced and finely wrought, with a balsamic savor that calls to mind braised duck." (Wine & Spirits Magazine)

Additional Notes

"The 2016 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is a terrific entry-level offering from Cambria. Gracious, perfumed and silky, with lovely aromatic top notes and lively fruit, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Sweet red cherry, crushed flowers and earthy notes develop nicely in a wine that offers terrific quality for the money." (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
W&S: 93 pts Best Buy Gold Star
VIN: 90 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.2 Medium Medium Sustainable

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine