2015 Ocean's Ghost Pinot Noir - Babcock Winery
Bright cherry, juicy pomegranate, ripe red plum. Boysenberry, dried clove, nutmeg, & allspice. Oversized strawberry, white pepper, and a bit of funky herbaceousness. An explosively fragrant medley of red and black fruit collides with an ambrosial bouquet of lavender, violet, and tulips. And then behind all that there's this intense sensation of being chest deep in the Pacific Ocean duck-diving under crashing waves. This 2015 Ocean's Ghost Babcock Vineyard Pinot Noir by Babcock Winery is the perfect marriage between muscular California fruit and terroir driven complexity.
Babcock Winery & Vineyards was first set in motion in 1978 when Walt and Mona Babcock decided to purchase a plot of land in the area between Lompoc and Buelton that is now known as Santa Rita Hills. They planted grapes and quickly their son Bryan took interest. Bryan soon devoted his life to the craft of winemaking - fast forward 40 years and now Babcock is quietly producing some of the most adventerous and compelling wines around. With a focus on expressing terroir in its truest and most complete sense while also embracing the power of the California sun, Babcock has created a lineup of wines that must be tasted to be believed. This wine, coming from Babcock's own estate vineyard, showcases the heavy maritime influences of the terrain while also revealing a beautiful and substantial purity of fruit. This wine WILL make you a believer in California Pinot Noir.