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Cambria Winery & Vineyard

Cambria Winery & Vineyard Cambria's proximity to the ocean and east-west orientation gives this 1,405-acre property the diversity it needs to grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah under perfectly suited conditions. As an estate property, Cambria's Vineyard Manager and Winemaker work in tandem to perfect the winegrowing process. Together, they select only the finest grapes from the estate to bear the Cambria name. Every grape is hand-harvested and crafted into wine with the utmost care and respect for the varietal. In recent years Cambria has concentrated its vineyard and winemaking resources into amplifying different aspects of the Cambria estate. This effort launched an in-depth exploration of the vineyard and varieties on this cool-climate property. The result has elevated the quality of Cambria's core wines, created new site-focused and distinct winemaking styles, and dramatically highlighted the bold flavors of each variety. Today, the flagship wines, making up 90% of the production, include Katherine's Chardonnay, Julia's Pinot Noir and Tepusquet Syrah. Each wine represents the broad definition of flavor, for that variety, on the estate. The new, site-focused, Bench Break Vineyard wines, totaling about 3% of the production, reveal a distinct minerality from the most extreme terroir on the estate. Another rare wine making up 3% of the production is Rae's. Rae's is Cambria's bold style of winemaking that amplifies the inherent characteristics of each variety grown on the estate. Experimental, the remaining 4% of the wines crafted at the estate, is the designation where new levels of quality are challenged. Experimental Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and other exciting varieties are elevated to their maximum quality in both the vineyard and in the cellar.

From San Francisco: Take Highway 101 South to Santa Maria. From Los Angeles: Take Highway 101 North to Santa Maria. From Santa Maria: Take the Betteravia Exit. Go east for 7.4 miles to the fork in the road. Turn left on Santa Maria Mesa Road Go for 3.6 miles to Chardonnay Lane. Turn left at Chardonnay Lane. Go to top of the hill and curve left. Enter first building through stained glass doors.

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5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria, CA, US, 93454 Email:
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  Bench Break Vineyard Chardonnay
Ripe pears, apples, pineapple and fresh butter in the nose. Rich citrus, slate, and cinnamon spice flavors lead into the full-textured and balanced mid-palate. The wine's finish is crisp and long-lasting with elegant mineral and citrus blossom flavors.
  Bench Break Vineyard Pinot Noir
A light floral nose meets you, followed by aromas of blueberry, strawberry, and cherry. Hints of stone fruit flavors are detected on the frontal palate, followed by a nice oak spice. The finish envelopes with dark cherry, anise, and nutmeg.
  Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2003 Julia’s Pinot Noir offers a rich nose of cinnamon, dark cherry, vanilla and just a hint of white pepper. Bright and forward fruit dominate the palate, one tastes blueberry, strawberry, cherry and cranberry. A silky mouth feel leads into cedar, vanilla and spice characters on the finish.
  Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay
The 2003 vintage has a ripe citrus nose, almost floral in nature. On the palate, pineapple and stone fruit flavors marry with just a hint of apple pie spice. The finish is crisp and lingering with creamy vanilla notes."
  Rae's Chardonnay
The 2003 Rae's Chardonnay has green apple, vanilla, and spicy oak aromas in the nose. Sweet pineapple, tangerine, and ripe white peach flavors are complemented with a full, rich mid-palate. The finish is lingering, yet crisp.
  Rae's Pinot Noir
Black Cherries, cranberry and raspberries combine with smoky oak in the nose. Cherry tobacco, pomegrante, dark dried fruits, mint and leather flavors are dominate in the mouth. The wine finishes with hints of vanilla and chocolate and a silky, supple texture.
  Tepusquet Vineyard Syrah
The nose displays rich coffee, sweet cocoa, vanilla, and cedar aromas. Abundant dark fruit flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, black cherry, and blueberries dominate the flavor profile in the mouth. The characters in the finish echo the aromas found in the nose.
  Tepusquet Vineyard Viognier
The wine displays citrus blossoms and pink grapefruit in the nose. On the palate, the wine has rich tangerine, lemon-lime, and subtle peach flavors, which complement a nicely textured mind-palate. The crisp, lingering finish has well-balanced citrus and vanilla flavors.


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