Mostly from Santa Barbara, but with a splash of juice from both Monterey and San Luis Obispo, this Babcock is very nice, though it could use some time to grow into itself. The nose holds lots of dark, smoky perfume, with black cherries and raspberries, mocha and vanilla, and plenty of oak. The palate holds more of the juicy black fruit and a good bit of dry oak, as well as a little alcoholic heat on the finish, which has just a touch of an almondy note. A little oxidation perhaps? Still, this juicy little Pinot also boasts enough acid to keep it balanced, but give it a little time for the oak to fade.