Habit Red Wine Santa Ynez

Habit

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: Santa Ynez
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 43% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Organic: Certified
Vineyard: Sourced from the McGinley, Curtis and Grissini vineyards
Soil: Loam and clay/loam soils
Viticulture: farmed using sustainable and organic methods
Vinification: fermented in a combination of tank and neutral oak
Aging: Aged in French oak for 24 months, a small percentage being new
Production: 216 cases
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 90
Lastly, and my favorite in the lineup, the 2013 Red Wine (46% Cabernet Franc, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot) has a pretty, herbal bouquet of black cherries, blackberry, chocolate and earth to go with a medium-bodied, juicy, downright quaffable style on the palate. Aged two years in 30% new French oak, I doubt it will make old bones, but I would happily drink glasses over the coming 3-4 years.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 93
The 2013 Red Wine, Habit's Cabernet Franc-dominated blend, is fabulous. Raspberry jam, rose petals, mint, anise and savory herbs are fused together in a deep, unctuous yet mid-weight wine loaded with personality. I am not sure how the 2013 will age, but it is joyously beautiful and radiant today. The 2013 spent two years in barrel.