Napa Valley Cambium

Sequoia Grove Winery

Napa Valley Cambium

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

Cambium represents the essence of the vintage, with varietals and vineyard lots changing every year as nature dictates its expression. With each vintage, Cambium components are individually selected among the finest lots drawn from the Sequoia Grove and Tonella Estate vineyards in Rutherford as well as select parcels from top growers, including Stagecoach, Saviez, Lamoreaux and Morisoli. This tapestry of Bordeaux varietals from different terroirs results in distinctive mineral complexity, smooth texture, generous pure fruit, and excellent structure. All fruit is hand sorted before a 1-2 day cold soak, then fermented in small batches, with pumpovers 2-3 times a day and malolactic fermentation in barrel. Following vinification, the individual lots mature for 22 months in French oak barrels (80% new), with the winemakers constantly tasting and assessing each lot. The final blend is then completed and the wine spends an additional two years aging in bottle, allowing the elements to harmonize and mature.

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2012 vintage
93 Points

Wine & Spirits

2012 vintage
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tasting note

Deep ruby with complex aromas of black pepper, black cherry, gravel, and a hint of violets. In the background are subtle blueberry and cranberry notes, cedar, and a touch of walnut. On the palate the wine has a beautiful long arc of flavor, beginning with cherry and pomegranate and finishing with richer notes of cocoa powder and espresso. This wine can be cellared for 15 years.

food pairing

This complex wine pairs well with delicately prepared dishes with nuances of flavor, such as Pepper Crusted Tenderloin with Mushroom Cream and Roast Asparagus.

points of distinction

  • A limited-edition, Bordeaux blend crafted to express the unique attributes of the vintage
  • Named for the layer of cells in trees (and grapevines) that allows the plant to grow and imprints the quality of each vintage on its fruit
  • Ages 22 months in oak barrels and an additional 2 years in bottle before release
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“Cambium is a portrait of the vintage in an elegant frame.”

– Michael Trujillo, President, Director of Winemaking

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