18 Aug

5 Stars for Cambiata

CAMBIATA WINERY, 2014 ALBARINO, MONTEREY  ★★★★★
Elegantly flavored, crisp, and well balanced, this is an excellent version of the varietal. It is full bodied and very long on the palate, with a finish tasting of pear, peach, lime, and orange blossom. Unwooded. 350 cases.

CAMBIATA WINERY, 2013 DORNFELDER, SLH  ★★★★★
Wonderful wine: very deeply colored, ripely flavored (black licorice, blueberry jam, red currant), concentrated, lightly oaky, and long on the finish. Remarkable quality. Can be aged. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. 99 cases.

CAMBIATA WINERY, 2013 CHARDONNAY, ARROYO SECO  ★★★★+
Great value: supple and medium rich, this is ripe, balanced Chardonnay with a medium long finish, tasting of apple, lemon, toast, and grapefruit. Aged in French oak barrels, 25% new. 754 cases.

Maximum Score: 5 stars