Wednesday, April 16, 2014
2012 JULIA'S VINEYARD PINOT NOIR from CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY
Admittedly I really enjoy Pinot Noir - with almost anything but especially steak (barbecued out of doors), all of my favorite Italian cheeses and, yes, pizza! However, this is a very special Pinot Noir that enhances flavors with its dark fruit aromatics and lush texture, a silkiness on the tongue.
From Cambria, a family-owned estate winery set in the well known Santa Maria bench in Santa Barbara County, this Pinot Noir is the delightful offspring of several decades of notable winemaking and vineyard experience. We have heard it said that “great Pinot Noir can only reach its most eloquent expression with a good amount of vine age.” This bottling is anchored by one of the oldest commercial plantings of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. What a recommendation!
We understand that in the spring and summer of 2012 fruit quality was sound and the flavors and characters of the grapes exceptional all resulting in this outstanding dark purple Pinot Noir - a pleasure for the eye, tempting for the nose, and deeply satisfying for the palate.