Cambria Rose of Pinot Noir 2016
Cambria is a family-owned, estate winery located in the heart of the famed Santa Maria bench in Santa Barbara County. Bolstered by several decades of diligent winemaking and vineyard experience, Cambria’s wines faithfully express the unique stamp of one of the finest cool-climate crus in California. This cool coastal vineyard consists of ancient fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand. This unique estate sits 400-800 feet above sea level on a bench that overlooks Santa Maria Valley before plunging down to the Sisquoc River. The fog-swept vines have endured since the 1970s, thriving in the cool, maritime influences that funnel in from the Pacific Ocean, and allow for the longest growing season in the state. Since 2009, all the grapes from their Estate Vineyard have been certified sustainable under the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance’s Certified California Sustainable Winegrower (CCSW) program. They have also been SIP (Sustainable in Practice) Certified since 2011.
“Ripe red fruit characters dominate the aroma and flavor profiles. In the mouth, fresh strawberry, watermelon, and raspberry flavors are accented with a nice silky mouthfeel and a crisp and lively finish.” -Denise Shurtleff, Winemaker
…inviting and refreshing and everything
you could want from rosé. Notes of strawberry
and citrus, balancing acidity and a lingering
finish that offers a note of peach.”
ROBERT WHITLEY, WINE REVIEW ONLINE, JUNE 27, 2017