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Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Babcock Winery & Vineyards One of California's brightest stars in the field of winemaking is Bryan Babcock. Not only was Bryan selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the "Ten Best Winemakers of the Year", he was also named by this influential daily as "Most Courageous Winemaker of the Year" for his daring style. Since 1984 Bryan has been producing wines of exceptional quality from his family owned winery located on the far western edge of the Santa Ynez Valley in northern Santa Barbara County. The prestigious James Beard Foundation chose Bryan as one of the "Top Ten Small Production Winemakers in the World," the only American chosen for this oenological dream team. In choosing Bryan for this award, David Moore wrote, "Bryan Babcock best exemplifies the traits I look for in a great winemaker. The quality of Bryan's wines speak for themselves, yet it is his personal commitment to excellence that stands out so much. His relentless experimentation, his willingness to explore the possibilities with so many grape varieties, and his aesthetic are a world apart from the usual American approach to winemaking."

Babcock Winery and Vineyards is located approximately 50 miles north of Santa Barbara, California. Take the 101 freeway to the Solvang/Buellton exit. Go west on Hwy. 246 about 9 miles. Babcock Winery is on the right-hand side of the highway.

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5175 Highway 246, Lompoc, CA, US, 93436 Email:
Phone: 805-736-1455 Web:
Fax: 805-736-3886
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The wine, mostly Merlot, is deep but vibrant in color with a lively fruit character suggesting raspberry, plum, and cherry. The sweet, ripe fruit on the nose is even more expansive on the palate enhanced by café mocha and vanillin notes. Tannins are soft and gentle up front, yet firm on the finish. Though additional aging is recommended, great fruit expression and extraction makes this wine enjoyable now.


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