Julia’s Vineyard was planted in 1991 in the heart of the Santa Maria Bench on the Cambria Winery estate. Pinot Noirs from this site generally show more bright red fruit components than counterparts in the Sta. Rita Hills, due in part to higher average temperatures and soils of ancient volcanic ash and sandy loam. This bottling is comprised of 100% Clone 23; four barrels produced.
Only neutral barrels are employed. We strive for whole cluster fermentation. We farm with a focus of ripening the stems alongside the fruit, allowing the cluster to be in harmony. Working with the stems allows for wines that are structured, earthy, and balanced with our beautiful SRH fruit. We often use the analogy of roasting fish or meat on the bone, the bone offers complex flavors very different than taking it off of the bone to cook it
All of the wines are produced with the intention of aging and cellaring for at least 10 years and can easily be enjoyed after 15 yrs.