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- 2005 Babcock Chardonnay Top Cream - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Rita Hills (11/14/2007)
15% alcohol. A pretty high-octane chard. Begins with fine aromas of orange blossoms, mango, and pineapple. On the palate, sweet lemon curd, canned pineapple, pear, and hazelnut on the finish. A judicious use of oak. Glossy texture. What hurts this wine, however, is the heat, which hits the upper palate and leaves a burn clear down to the throat. Fine on the attack, but clearly unbalanced. 85-86 points. (85 pts.)