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!
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.
This is really is the best under-$20 Chardonnay you've ever offered.
Better than the 2012
Must better nose with more fruit and longer lasting in aroma. the '11 is crafted in a way as to show itself in the $35 to $50 range Chard range. even the '12 is better than most mid priced Ca. Chard's. If the was a little more vanilla and some additional butter on the finish at this price it would be the #1 seller out of Ca.
Complex fruit followed by a short finish, a good value
I'm not a chardonnay person so. But I like this one.
Good Mid-CA Chardonnay
Citrus aroma with grape notes. Not over oaked. Good body, good balance. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Not complex. Good CA chardonnay, no surprises. Better than fair value at this price point
Rombauer taste alike......
The exact same, and I mean the exact same nose as the '09 Rombauer Carneros chard......since they have elected to go stainless however, they are not the same. This has a great bouquet, A great taste profile with a beautiful full mouth feel and long finish. Just a little more butter and this would be the PERFECT chard in my book. Well done Babcock!
Soft fruit and honey
Floral and honey notes on the nose. Pear flavor on the palate. Nice acidity balance. Solid performer at this price.
Is there more?
I bought a case and I'm not down to my last two bottles.
Rich, but also crisp. Only problem is it goes down too easily
excellent low profile chardonnay; almost a 4 star; great value for early drinking