16 May

Cambiata Signs With Big Bang

On May 16, 2014, Cambiata, one of winedom’s most iconoclastic producers, hired Big Bang Wine to handle its national sales, distribution management and marketing functions. In addition to the Cambiata brand, BBW will also manage the Rail 2 Rail label.

Since its launch in 2005, owner/winemaker Eric Laumann has established Cambiata as one of California’s hottest brands thanks to his ability to produce extraordinarily complex and delicious wines from some of the state’s rarest and most unusual varieties including Albarino, Tannat and Dornfelder. In addition to the existing bottlings, the winery will work with BBW to launch two new wines slotted for national distribution: 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and 2013 Arroyo Seco Chardonnay.

Cambiata’s 2012 Albarino recently received 90 points from both the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast who prized its exotic perfume and laser acidity. Every year the winery’s Tannat is considered among the New World’s finest renditions of this French/Uruguayan favorite. And the 2012 Dornfelder is one of the juiciest, smoothest, most sensual wines ever unleashed on an unsuspecting public.

Eric also produces an old-vine Zinfandel under the Rail 2 Rail label. The name refers to a surfing technique that maximizes speed on a wave, enabling the surfer to unleash cutbacks and aerials, sprays and vertical snaps.