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Cambria Winery’s Pinot Noir Named Top Wine for 2009


This year, that wine is Cambria Winery's 2006 Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir. In
an announcement released today, Cambria was No. 1 on a list that represents
the Wine Enthusiast editors' favorite wines of 2009. The Santa Barbara County
winery led wines from all corners of the globe, including Bordeaux, the Napa
Valley, the Barossa Valley and Italy. Pinot Noir is considered a fast-growing
trend among consumer preferences today.

"This is truly an honor," said Denise Shurtleff, winemaker for Cambria. "We
have always known Santa Barbara's benchland was special.   We are gratified
that the region and our wine are being recognized as a significant player in
an international field."

Cambria Winery is located in the Santa Maria Valley appellation of Santa
Barbara County, an area that has built a reputation for lively Pinot Noir and
vibrant Chardonnay. Julia's Vineyard is located on the cooler, western edge of
the Cambria estate - takes its name from owner Barbara Banke's youngest
daughter. The 2006 Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir has a suggested retail of $21.

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