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2011 Babcock Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands
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Really Nice!
05/01/2013
by Fannin10580945
Copious apples and pears, with a touch of lemon, on the nose. Outstanding fruit with a touch of honey; long finish. Very good acidity, but never harsh. Even better second day with no loss of crispness on the finish. Should cellar really well. Super quality for the price!
02/14/2013
by xdf12560186
I've been on Kistler's mailing list for years, and I've recently done the same with Morlet after buying those Chardonnays on WineAccess. But at those prices, you almost feel guilty popping corks. So, I'm always looking for reasonably priced substitutes. I was skeptical about this one before I bought it, but I'm not any more. To my taste, Babcock's 2011 is a $35 bottle. If you get more, I'll take two cases.
Bravo!
03/05/2013
by Albarino231847323
This is really is the best under-$20 Chardonnay you've ever offered.

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