Babcock 2018 Grenache "Love Among the Ruins" Sta. Rita Hills
This wine is very delicate with beautiful notes of cranberry, raspberry and spice. In the mouth it’s really succulent and it packs a bit more of a wallop than you might think it’s going to, based on how the wine appears in the glass. As to whether or not the vineyards represented in Love Among the Ruins will produce darker, more structured wines in the future remains to be seen. But if this is what Grenache wants to be in the SRH, then I‘m fine with that. This is an absolutely classic rendition of Grenache and its fruit is super fresh and tantalizing.