13 May Wine Wednesday: Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 ($25)
“On the palate, flavors vary from sweeter berry to tart cherry, with a savory, roasted pork element rounding out the wine.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
2013 Antonio Galloni – 88 Points
2014 Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points
2014 THEGRAPE Grape Certified – Silver Medal
The Cambria Estate Winery is a family owned sustainably farmed vineyard, with a passionate, dedicated and proud team of wine devotees. For more than 25 years, Cambria Winery has produced wines that continue to honor and express the singular stamp of one of the finest cool-climate premium wines in California. And Julia’s Vineyard is the site for one of the oldest commercial plantings of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. The coveted site is renowned for producing wines with impeccable earthy elements that offer a silky textured appeal.
The notable 2012 Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir exudes aromas of red fruits and dark berries with earthy flavors offset by spice, raspberry, cherry, and currant that carry through to a long fruity finish. We recommend pairing this bottle of wine with a savory dish such as, honey rosemary steak with gold potatoes, or THEGRAPE cheesy potato sausage casserole. Or try seared ahi tuna with sesame seeds and ginger, or wild mushroom risotto. All complement this red wine really well.
Wine Region: Santa Maria Valley (Central Coast), California
Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Medium-bodied, Fruity & Smooth
Drinks Like: Calero Central Coast Pinot Noir 2012 ($32), Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir 2011 ($27)
Food & Wine Pairings: Cheesy Potato Sausage Casserole – View Recipe
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Silver
This is a great bottle of wine to bring to a friend’s for dinner or as a house-warming gift. Tempt your senses with fresh fruity aromas that offer subtle hints of earth and spice. Savor flavors of raspberry, black cherry, smoke, currant and earthy features; this smooth textured medium-bodied wine hits the spot and it’s aromas and flavors truly come alive when accompanied by great food. Enjoy this Grape Certified Silver, Cambria Estate Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 now or cellar for 2 -3 years.