Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir

8.8352 ratings
8.921 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
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
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
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
Dorotea Elisabet

Smooth, light, no acidity, little touch of dry, fruit forward and round

Smooth, light, no acidity, little touch of dry, fruit forward and round

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Matt Sterr

Funky barnyard nose. Slightly diluted palate. Delicate even for a PN......almost watery.

Funky barnyard nose. Slightly diluted palate. Delicate even for a PN......almost watery.

Jan 29th, 2016
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.0

I enjoyed this #pinot it's very drinkable and enjoyable. It is #under$20 and has a great #qpr We had it with herb crusted chicken on a coal barbecue and it was a perfect pairing. Drink now and can age until 2017.

I enjoyed this #pinot it's very drinkable and enjoyable. It is #under$20 and has a great #qpr We had it with herb crusted chicken on a coal barbecue and it was a perfect pairing. Drink now and can age until 2017.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Pinot. Fruit and acidity in nice balance. Light but full and earthy enough for me. A lot darker in the glass than many Pinots.

Nice Pinot. Fruit and acidity in nice balance. Light but full and earthy enough for me. A lot darker in the glass than many Pinots.

Aug 7th, 2015
Joey Mcglumphy

This is great great great stuff.

This is great great great stuff.

Mar 26th, 2015