Red

2010 Babcock Cabernet Sauvignon Block 15

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Ynez Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2017 (Edit)
CT88.3 9 reviews
2010
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • BUBBA DAWG wrote: (88 points)

    May 19, 2015 - in a word, confusing

    PNP...prevalent wine diamonds (tartrates) on cork...dark ruby in color with medium clarity...ripe black cherry, mocha, tobacco leaf and with undertones of lead pencil shavings and herbs on nose...very ripe, palate staining and chewy black fruit on entry with tannins that breakthrough through the saturated and highly extracted fruit...nose and palate have elements of a decadent new world pinot, which i guess isn't suprising given Bryan's focus...interesting wine that seems like a barrell of pinot met a barrell of syrah, and as such, seems out of balance even for a new world central coast cab...definitely improved 1+ hour after opening

    became flat and flabby after 1 day

  • kmoloo Does not like this wine: (85 points)

    March 10, 2014 - barely any fruit on the nose, dark spiced wood and damp earth. palate was soft, with dark black fruit and a quick finish. not my favorite, this may need more time in the bottle.

  • Justin Bray wrote:

    May 8, 2013 - Black currant with a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied, balanced and with an earthy finish.

  • Lee Fining wrote: (88 points)

    February 17, 2013 - Medium red wine. Moderate dark fruit nose. Light fruit flavors with a noticable presence of stems.

  • PIntag wrote: (89 points)

    August 11, 2012 - Santa Ynez Valley Tasting Trip - Day 2 (Babcock, Foxen, Koehler, Brander) (Santa Ynez Valley, CA): $??. This was a special sneak peek wine, which won't be released until next year. Nose showed some nice traditional Cali Cab character. On the ripe side, with a little vanilla and again, some distinguishable Cab character. A little bit round and easy drinking for my palate, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Babcock
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Block 15
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Ynez Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 69 (50%)
  • Consumed 70 (50%)

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