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2007 Cambria Pinot Noir "Julia's Vineyard"

Cambria 2007 Julias Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winery: Cambria

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Julia's Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $21

Cases produced: 28,662

KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: May 30, 2009

Wine Review: This ruby colored wine opens with a very interesting bouquet. I detected vanilla, pine pitch, beet, and rhubarb. Quite a combination. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and delicate. It displays tasty light strawberry rhubard pie flavors with a hint of light oak. The finish is quite dry and its tingly noticeable tannins linger for quite sometime. This wine is a very different style of Pinot. I think it would pair well with aged gruyere and stone wheat crackers. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "The 2007 is our most concentrated Julia's Pinot Noir in more than a decade. The color is dark purple with little of the brick hues that we often see in Pinot. The nose is generous, ripe, earthy, spicy and exotic. The palate is round, sensual, and balanced by fine acidity and soft tannins." – Denise Shurtleff, Winemaker

Organic status: not organic

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