Babcock 2016 Pinot Noir
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SRH
Sta. Rita Hills AVA
91 Points — Antonio Galloni (formerly of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate)
 
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Grapes
100% Pinot Noir
Aged
12 months in French Oak
Cases Produced
1800


This flagship Pinot Noir features an earthiness associated with the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. A combination of Babcock’s three individual single vineyard versions (Deja Vu, Ocean’s Ghost and Radical), this wine is hard to believe. The nose is perfumed and fresh to the senses with red berry and floral flavors that lend redolence to the wine’s structure. Deep fruit and a delicate balance mark this effusive Pinot Noir that was created without any fining or filtration. An element of translucency makes this wine all the more appealing. Try a lamb or roast dish here with side dishes that complement the Pinot Noir’s deep fruit overtones.

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