2019 The Limit
95 points - Antonio Galloni
"The 2019 The Limit is rich, dense and explosive. In a day in which many winemakers are going for a leaner style, Bryan Babcock is clearly going for a richer style that sure works well here. Lemon confit, chamomile, tangerine oil, baked apple tart and a good dose of new oak are all dialed up."
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Ever since the first vintage, the fruit produced by the magnificent Block 31 at the Radian Vineyard has been ethereal. With its distinctive bomb-like fruit, the Limit is like an expression of big textured liquid energy. Steep hillside with extreme west facing exposure to the ocean’s influence. It’s called “The Limit” because I cannot conceive a way to stuff more terroir into a bottle of Chardonnay, other than by simply bottling that which Block 31’s scraggly little vines produce.