Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir 2013
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine EnthusiastConcentrated raspberry fruit meets with earthy rhubarb, cranberry, beet, orange rind and thyme herbs on the nose of this new project from the Jackson family. Tighter pomegranate and raspberry fruit show on the palate, alongside graphite and woody herbs. It's a reliably down-the-middle and fresh wine.
Wine SpectatorElegant and light-footed, with modest plum and raspberry flavors that retain an elegant mouthfeel, gaining spice hints and dusty tannins. Drink now through 2019. 42,430 cases made.
Wine AdvocateSpice, peppery herbs, leather and darker currant and cherry fruits all emerge from the 2013 Pinot Noir Bench Break (aged eight months in 27% new French oak), and it has medium-bodied richness and firm tannin. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.