Cambria Update - 3/2/16
Price key: $=less than $20 $$= $20-40 $$$=$40-60 $$$$=above $60
Quality key: * = decent ** = very good *** = superb **** = elite
Cambria has long been one of our favorite brands for good value in pinot noir and chardonnay. They are re-shuffling the brand, moving the "Bench Break" line of wines into the entry level position, and elevating the "Julia" and "Katherine" labels to the top tier. In between will be a series of "Clone" bottlings of pinot noir and chardonnay. They are also bottling a good syrah and an extremely good viognier.
Cambria "Bench Break" Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley '14 **1/2 $$
(A nice toasty citrus chard, good for Saturday night dinner.)
Cambria "Bench Break" Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley '13 ** $$
(Soft, rounded, subtly earthy, nice classy pinot noir.)
Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com.