Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$29.95 (980482)

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89 pts
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September 29, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a very high-toned, sweet-fruited version of pinot noir, with exuberant wild strawberry, cherry and raspberry...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

From Santa Barbara’s coastal Santa Maria Valley, this is nicely balanced with a fresh backbone of acidity and smooth...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a mid-weight fleshy and slightly hot California pinot with evolving raspberry, cedar, smoky and slightly...

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Community Reviews (3)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium to light garnet in colour and medium+ intense nose.

Positives: A typical California Pinot, in a good way, featuring pine, cherry, strawberry, rhubarb, cinnamon, pomegranate and an underlying note of smoke reminiscent of autumn leaves on an open fire. Medium to medium minus body, light tannins, medium+ acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Remember to slightly chill a Pinot.

Drink now or over the next 4 years on its own or pair it with peppercorn glazed pork pâte.

Tasted: 13 April 13

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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David
David

The 2009 Pinot Noir Julia’s Vineyard flows from the glass with layers of sweet candied fruit, raspberries, flowers and spices. The Julia’s is impressive for its expressive varietal character and excellent balance, both quite an achievement for a wine with a 60,000 case production. This was fermented in oak barrels (27% new) and aged on its lees with batonnage for seven months

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Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

Soft tannins and sweet red fruit with a slight cinnamon spice. This pinot noir comes to us from the beautiful cooler Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara California. Balanced, approachable and enjoyable. Tasted September 2012.

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