Babcock Vineyards “Rita’s Earth Cuvee” Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay
WHO: Babcock Vineyards
WHERE: California, Santa Rita Hills
HOW MUCH: $17
90 points, Wine Spectator: The 2005 Chardonnay Rita’s Earth Cuvee displays a greenish hue to its light gold/straw color, attractive notes of orange and tangerine blossoms, crisp acidity, full-bodied, juicy fruit, and a subtle touch of wood. This is a tasty, terroir-driven white to drink over the next 1-2 years.