We came across Cutruzzola Vineyards (Koo-troot-ZOL-a) quaint tasting room in Cambria California a couple years ago, and even back then as we were tasting the wines, knew we had found one of those special, small production wineries that everyone loves to know. The kind of place where great service and great wines are found in a place that that feels like a welcoming home.
On a recent trip through the area we stopped in to check and see how things were going, and to taste the current vintages being poured. Cutruzzola produce fantastic Riesling and Pinot Noir from their estate vineyard. The vineyard is located just outside of Cambria California, only a few miles from the ocean, and just through the coastal mountains (Templeton Gap) from the Westside of Paso Robles wine region. They also have a lovey Chardonnay and Zinfandel.
But lets get to the point of this article. The tasting and falling in love with a most beautiful Pinot Noir.
The cutruzzola Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Giacomino Reserve Bottle # 0185.
With a full beautiful nose of dark fruit, plums and ripe Arciero cherry as well as some laverder undertones. The first rush of flavor on the palate is of ripened cherry, dark berry and plum fruits as the nose promised and they fill the mouth with pleasure. A dash of vanilla and a hint of cola and some spice adds even more interest. The beautiful soft demeanor on the palate is ever so appealing, and the finish is quit long and oh so pleasurable. There is a nice balance provided by some nice integrated acidity that makes this a very well balanced wine.
This is a ** wine that in our books is an 8+ and a Pinot Noir that is one classy lady.
Do yourself a favor and order yourself some of this wonderful wine, and while your at it taste the rest of the lovely wines at Cutruzzola in Cambria California.
Happy Wine Adventures,