2012 Babcock Winery Chardonnay Top Cream
Sta. Rita Hills
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.7%
Price at time of purchase: $45.00 (from winery)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Nice Chardonnay, but it came across as chunky and simple next to two superb 2012 Chardonnays from Martinelli and Varner tasted along side it - both of which were in the same price range. Certainly mouth-filling and rich, with buttery tangerine and apple flavors, good balance and length. Just not at the same level of finesse and complexity as its superiors. Would be a fine value at $25 - $30, but at $45 it doesn't compute. - HK 2015-12-16


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