Cambria Julia's Vineyard Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2016 Rated 93W&S
Cambria Julia's Vineyard Santa Maria Pinot Noir 2016 Rated 93W&S pinot011
$69.99 $64.99 price per bottle
Wine & Spirits Review
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.
Dark fruit characters of ripe blackberries and blueberries, followed by red fruit characters of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate. With a balance of earth and baking spices this wine offers firm tannins and a long finish.