Cambria Winery — led by Katie Jackson and Julia Jackson of the Jackson Family — has unveiled their Estate-Inspired Wine Series that includes Fog Tide Chardonnay, West Point Chardonnay, Element Pinot Noir and Mesa Terrace Pinot Noir.
All were created and named to pay homage to the land on which the grapes are grown, the company says. This series of geographically-driven wines focuses on different microsites throughout Cambria’s estate vineyard in Santa Maria Valley in northern Santa Barbara County. The vineyards sit at 500 feet above sea level and produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The four following Estate-Inspired wines are available exclusively via Cambria’s website:
2015 Fog Tide Chardonnay (SRP $38) contains aromatics of honeysuckle, lemon zest, wet stone, and pineapple. It’s bright and lively with layers of tropical fruit, white peach, and a hint of crème brûlée. This wine pairs well with steamed clams.
2015 West Point Chardonnay (SRP $38) features orange blossom and lemon zest with hints of honey and graham cracker on the nose, the company reports. It has a bright acidity and a creamy mid-palate texture, with notes of creamsicle, honeysuckle, and oak on the finish. It pairs well with dishes such as Tortilla Española.
2015 Element Pinot Noir (SRP $45) possesses an aroma of dark cherry, ground coffee, and baking spices, with blueberry, baking spices, and a hint of orange peel on the palate, the company reports. This wine pairs well with rich dishes such as duck confit.
2015 Mesa Terrace Pinot Noir (SRP $45) has aromas of strawberry jam and fresh herbs such as sage, the company reports. Bing cherry and raspberry notes emerge on the palate with warm spice notes, with a velvety texture and barrel toast on the finish. This wine pairs well with dishes such as wild mushroom tartlets.
This month, Cambria also announced a new winemaker, Jill DelaRiva Russell. “Jill is thrilled to work alongside former Cambria Winemaker and General Manager Denise Shurtleff, a long-time inspiration and true regional expert,” the company says.