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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Cambria Tepusquet Vineyard Syrah 2000
Cambria Tepusquet Vineyard Syrah 2000
(search item no. 55035)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This Tepusquet Vineyard Syrah is a wonderfully rich and spicy wine. Aromas of plum, blueberries, blackberries, and cayenne pepper are backed by subtle notes of cedar and vanilla. This is a well-structured, full-bodied and concentrated wine, yet beautifully balanced by a lush mouthfeel."
-Fred Holloway, Winemaker
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About Cambria Winery:

Cambria is a private, family-owned estate winery that has carved out a reputation for producing lush, tropical Chardonnay, velvety-textured Pinot noir and rich, spicy Syrah since its inception in 1987. Cambria's proximity to the ocean and east-west orientation gives this 1,400-acre property the diversity it needs to grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah under perfectly suited conditions. As an estate property, Cambria's Vineyard Manager and Winemaker work in tandem to perfect the winegrowing process. Together, they select only the finest grapes from the estate to bear the Cambria name. Every grape is hand-harvested and crafted into wine with the utmost care and respect foe the varietal.

In recent years, Cambria has concentrated its vineyard and winemaking resources into amplifying different aspects of the Cambria estate. This effort launched an in-depth exploration of the vineyard and varieties on this cool-climate property. The result has elevated the quality of Cambria's core wines, created new site-focused and distinct winemaking styles, and dramatically highlighted the bold flavors of each variety. Today, the flagship wines, making up 90% of the production, include Katherine's Chardonnay, Julia's Pinot Noir and Tepusquet Syrah. Each wine represents the broad definition of flavor, for that variety, on the estate.