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"Delivers lots of bang for the buck. Built like a fine French Burgundy, its rich and intricate in smoky-oak infused tropical fruit, fig and Asian spice flavors that have an undercurrent of stony minerals. Really impressive for this price." ~S.H.
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Long before the Santa Maria Valley benchland was recognized as a great winegrowing region, the native Chumash Indians knew it as "tepuztli," meaning copper coin. Later, Spanish settlers translated the word as Tepusquet. Proprietor Barbara Banke acquired a large portion of the original Tepusquet Vineyard (planted between 1970 and 1971) in 1986 to serve as the site for Cambria winery. Over the last two decades the vineyard has been expanded, replanted and updated with new clones and rootstocks to take advantage of the unique climatic and geological conditions of the Santa Maria Bench.