Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.8846 ratings
8.943 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
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9.2

The 2021 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is laced with crushed red berry fruit. Spice, tobacco and mint are some of the notes that grace this expressive, nuanced Pinot. The 2021 was done with fully destemmed fruit, but there is a sense of savoriness here that is quite attractive. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2023)

The 2021 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is laced with crushed red berry fruit. Spice, tobacco and mint are some of the notes that grace this expressive, nuanced Pinot. The 2021 was done with fully destemmed fruit, but there is a sense of savoriness here that is quite attractive. $25.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2023)

Nov 22nd, 2023
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9.2

The 2021 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is laced with crushed red berry fruit. Spice, tobacco and mint are some of the notes that grace this expressive, nuanced Pinot. The 2021 was done with fully destemmed fruit, but there is a sense of savoriness here that is quite attractive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

The 2021 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is laced with crushed red berry fruit. Spice, tobacco and mint are some of the notes that grace this expressive, nuanced Pinot. The 2021 was done with fully destemmed fruit, but there is a sense of savoriness here that is quite attractive. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023)

Sep 27th, 2023
Ainsley

Dark fruit, Forrest floor, mushrooms and a bit of spice. Round and lush tannins. Nice delight:

Dark fruit, Forrest floor, mushrooms and a bit of spice. Round and lush tannins. Nice delight:

Nov 15th, 2021
Christopher Cordero

Denser fruits with a nice backbone of acidity.

Denser fruits with a nice backbone of acidity.

Aug 23rd, 2018
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.

4 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
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice Pinot from the Santa Maria Valley. Delicious. Fruitful and nice acidity. Wine Enthusiast 94 points seems a little out there. 😊

Very nice Pinot from the Santa Maria Valley. Delicious. Fruitful and nice acidity. Wine Enthusiast 94 points seems a little out there. 😊

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2021
Brit Young

Delicious! From NY weekend, shared with Jared with a salmon dinner. Light, easy drinking. A nice little acidity. Drank too much tbh.

Delicious! From NY weekend, shared with Jared with a salmon dinner. Light, easy drinking. A nice little acidity. Drank too much tbh.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2021
Kevin Fabrizio

Not super memorable. Fresh berries & light tannins. Earthy forest moss finish

Not super memorable. Fresh berries & light tannins. Earthy forest moss finish

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2019