Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.8680 ratings
8.833 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Kyle Groombridge

Pours darker than I would have expected. Very earthy on the nose until it opens up, with mushroom and wild hibiscus. Lush and smooth on the palate, with clean raspberry and lively spice, with a finish resembling freshly baked cookies. Really enjoyable, if not lacking a bit of classic santa Maria acidity.

Pours darker than I would have expected. Very earthy on the nose until it opens up, with mushroom and wild hibiscus. Lush and smooth on the palate, with clean raspberry and lively spice, with a finish resembling freshly baked cookies. Really enjoyable, if not lacking a bit of classic santa Maria acidity.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2015
Adrian Bryksa

Blogger YYCWine.com, Contributor Culinaire

8.6

Juicy and Syrah like. New world Pinot without question. Bramble, cherries with just a whiff of Pinot funkiness. Round and rich on the palate.

Juicy and Syrah like. New world Pinot without question. Bramble, cherries with just a whiff of Pinot funkiness. Round and rich on the palate.

3 people found it helpfulMar 16th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

Clone 4 is the majority if the blend

Clone 4 is the majority if the blend

2 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Gina Dallago

Somehow green, yet funky. A delicious spring mildew

Somehow green, yet funky. A delicious spring mildew

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Tina Hahn

Much smoother than expected. Glad I waited to open it (sat in my wine fridge for years). Minimal tannins fruity with strong cherry flavors.

Much smoother than expected. Glad I waited to open it (sat in my wine fridge for years). Minimal tannins fruity with strong cherry flavors.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2015
Jeff Shapiro

This deceptive Pinot punches above its weight and price point. Can easily be confused with almost any pricey label. Strawberry, cherry, oak and blueberry make this very fruit forward and enjoyable.

This deceptive Pinot punches above its weight and price point. Can easily be confused with almost any pricey label. Strawberry, cherry, oak and blueberry make this very fruit forward and enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2015
Ryan Wofford

Soft tannins, fruit-driven plum & cherry notes, med-low acidity

Soft tannins, fruit-driven plum & cherry notes, med-low acidity

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2015
Corey Reis

I know I said I was going to stay away from new world Pinot Noir, and this was an impulse buy because of limited selection, but right off the bat it had old world qualities

I know I said I was going to stay away from new world Pinot Noir, and this was an impulse buy because of limited selection, but right off the bat it had old world qualities

1 person found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
S C O T T  S H E L D E N

One of the best examples of a solid CA Pinot Noir for under $20. #pinot #pinotnoir #greatQPR

One of the best examples of a solid CA Pinot Noir for under $20. #pinot #pinotnoir #greatQPR

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Alison

Paired with Girl Scout cookie: Thanks-a-lot

Paired with Girl Scout cookie: Thanks-a-lot

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015