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Wine of the week: 2014 Cambria Pommard Clone 4 Pinot Noir

Santa Maria Valley, California

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Retail $23

California's Central Coast stretches six counties north of Los Angeles and is marked by gently rolling hills bordering the Pacific Ocean. The area offers moderate temperatures, sufficient rainfall and air quality ideal for fickle pinot noir grapes. Located in Santa Barbara County, Cambria's family-owned estate consistently produces Pommard-style wines expressing the unique character of its cool-climate vineyards. Grapes for this wine came from the original Clone 4 vines established on the property in 1970. In the glass, it offers aromas of ripe red berries, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, taste cherry, pomegranate, earthiness and spice notes. Decant 15 minutes before serving. Drink it with broiled salmon, grilled tuna, duck confit, mushroom dishes and rack of lamb. Buy it at: Brady's Wine Warehouse. Drink it at: Cafe Degas, Bayona, Bourbon House, Annunciation, NOLA, Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar, Old Absinthe House, Elizabeth's Restaurant, Umi Asian Bistro, Barcadia, Silk Road, Geisha Sushi Bistro, Banana Blossom Thai Cafe and La Provence.

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