In T.J.s as usual, staring up at the wine.
“Jules. Have you tried the Babble yet?”
Employee yanks a curious-looking bottle from the middle shelf. “Babble. We all love it. It’s like Cocobon but a little different. Some of us like it better than Cocobon.”
Well that’s just blasphemy, I said. So I bought a bottle of Babble to bring home and imbibe.
Say THAT five times fast…
A merry band of grapes make up this red table wine from a Mendocino County wine maker. At $7, it’s the same price as Cocobon, so deciding which one to buy comes down to a matter of taste.
And how does it compare to Cocobon, my love?
Red and juicy. Decently rounded for the price point. Whoever wrote the back label was trying to be clever, playing on the whole “babble” theme, and mentions the flavor of bacon fat in there somewhere…I couldn’t access that myself.
In all, I found it comparable to Cocobon, but somehow less substantial. As if substance were at all an issue in $7 table wines.
Try it yourself and see. Cocobon is still my number one.