2013 “Bench Break” Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
California: Santa Barbara County: Santa Maria Valley
Today’s Cambria Estate 2013 “Bench Break” Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is a mouthful - in every sense. This is a superb cool climate single vineyard Pinot Noir with a 15 year history of acclaim.
An amazing vineyard site on the Santa Maria Bench next door to Bien Naicido at the base of the foothills. One of the coolest sites in California with considerable marine influence. The Pinot Noirs from this site are some of the finest and most nuanced in California.
This delicious cool-climate Pinot Noir delivers an elegant, food-friendly drinking experience that will have you inhaling deeply, long before you take that first sip of this bright, delicious wine.
If you are a fan of the great Pinot, this highly recommended wine belongs in your cellar.
Deep purple with soft ruby edges.
Very California Pinot nose with abundant red fruit and dark berry aromas. Think red cherry and boysenberry.
Superb balance with full fruit character balanced with solid tannin structure and light earth notes. Perfectly integrated with light oak, perfect acidity, ripe fruit, and a dusty minerality.
The soft cherry fruits gently linger until you are ready for the next glass.
Great with mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, truffles, filet mignon, and seared ahi. It also pairs well with cheeses such as Gruyere and Fontina.
What the Winery Says
- Denise Shurtleff
- Pinot Noir
- Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County
- 0.54 g/100ml
- 8 months
- 27% new French oak