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Cambria Estate Winery 'Julia's Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, California
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Region: California Santa Maria Valley
Vintage: 2017
BC: $38.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -232215
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Juicy, classic, silky.
For 30 years, the Jackson family has sustainably farmed and tended this Santa Maria estate. Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson's daughters, Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson, grew up among the estate's vines. Drawn to the grit and beauty of winemaking, Katie and Julia continue the family business.
Cambria is shaped by these three women: Barbara Banke's keen knowledge of the industry and business sense, Katie's passion for sustainability and the land, and Julia's creative backbone and dedication to empowering communities.
The vineyard was named for Julia Jackson in 1986, and this 2017 Pinot Noir is comprised of clones: 4, 2A, 23, 115 and 667 grow on the estate's ancient soils of fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand.
It was aged 15 months in French oak (25% new) before bottling.
Beet greens red plum, sour cherries, leather, vanilla, violets and forest floor aromas are sprinkled with fine white pepper. It has a silky entry and classic Pinot character. Raspberry, red current and pipe tobacco flavours dominate the palate. A lengthy and consistently delicious wine. Pair with wild mushroom tartletts, beet salads, butternut squash ravioli or salmon.

Recommended Pairings
Wedding Wines, Eat your Root Veggies, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-08-20 14:58:29.0

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