Babcock Pinot Noir 2012 Santa Ynez Valley

Babcock Pinot NoirBabcock Winery

Recieved from Wine of the Month Club September 2014 shipment

Aaron:  Props to the Wine of the Month club for replacing this bottle after we wrote them with disappointment.  The earthy mushroom smell was not appetizing at all and while the flavor was smooth and full it was definitely not my favorite. Tremendously dark, there was a ton of oak and mostly non-fruit flavors like leather and day-old mud.  This frankly was just not good.  80 points

Teri: Wine of the month raved about this wine, but I didn’t taste anything similar to how they described this bottle. The smell was not appetizing and I can only describe it as talc and mineral smells. Flavors of leather, minerals, and a hit of cranberry with lingering oak. I love pinots and this bottle did not have any of the bright red fruits or density that I normally love about the pinot grape. Far from anything spectacular, unless you really like mineral rich wines. 82 points 


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