93 points Wine & Spirits
"Julia’s is one of two vineyards on the estate property named for the daughters of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson (the other is Katherine’s). Here, the benchland clay-loam soils soak up what little warmth the valley provides; the vines usually grow fruit with a savory, dark berry expression. This wine is reserved, with elements of both surf and turf, the tobacco note lined with a salty tang. It’s balanced and finely wrought, with a balsamic savor that calls to mind braised duck." *Best Buy*
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: Ripe blackberry and blueberry flavors are followed by notes of cranberry, cherry and pomegranate. With a balance of earth and baking spice, this wine offers firm tannins and a long finish. Food Pairing: Wild Mushroom Tartlets - The herbaceous sage notes and red fruit flavors in our Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir perfectly complement the umami notes in the wild mushrooms and balance the dairy and baked pastry in these delightful tartlets.