Habit Wine Company

Yves Cuilleron a Chavanay

La Petite Côte Condrieu Viognier 2019

The Dr. Pepper to shake up my Cola habit. Condrieu is something different - thick, waxy texture, concentrated like mercury. Yellow canned peaches in syrup, apricot jam, starfruit, honey, and the most awesome orange liquor.

Condrieu or Cointreau?
— a year ago

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Jay Kline

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Lol. Great producer tho.
Ely Cohn

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@Jay Kline I loved it! Was meant to be complimentary 😀
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@Ely Cohn oh, I know.

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2010

Easily one of the finest aromas I’ve experienced in a Rioja, and indeed any wine, in the past year, truly a beguiling and complex experience that begs your nose to remain in the glass. I must note for my own posterity that on the palate I was initially a little underwhelmed. I’m not sure why. I think because this is such a subtle and elegant Rioja, and that I’m so out of the habit of drinking wines from this region and perhaps even, by extension, subtle and elegant wines as a whole. But the more I tasted it, the more I enjoyed it. I had a similar experience with the Viña Ardanza 2010 (which at the moment I prefer to this). But this 904 Gran Reserva is a beautiful, medium to light-bodied Rioja, very fruit-forward with Burgundian delicacy and a charm so typical of the finest wines of this region. A melange of coconut, vanilla, dried cherry and Mediterranean herbs are followed by an impressively saturated palate with medium orange peel acidity and very fine, resolved tannins. I must admit I cannot yet calibrate this wine with the notes of prominent critics, who talk about power, acidity and tannin, but maybe time will tell. This should be a terrific wine to follow over the next ten to twenty (plus) years. — 3 years ago

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Great minds think alike. Very similar notes we have!
Will Stanley

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Checking my prior note and thought I’d circle back here @Josh Morgenthau as I just had this one again and had a totally different experience, much more open after 3 hours’ air and perhaps now a whisker above the 2010 Ardanza in quality, which (for me) is saying a lot with how good Ardanza was in 2010. Just an FYI if you’re sitting on a case and have been holding back..! 🙌

Super Hero Wines

InZINerator Zinfandel 2020

We’re in the habit of waiting for our Zins to age a bit, but decided to make an exception this time. Excellent decision! Scott’s Zins are good at any age. — a year ago

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Habit Wine Company

Demetria Vineyard Grenache Noir 2018

Super pretty, ethereal California Grenache. Beautiful bouquet of pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and strawberries. Medium bodied with more pure red fruit layered with subtle earth and invigorating acidity. $37

More info: 20% whole cluster. Six months on the lees in neutral French oak. 216 cases.
— 3 years ago

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Domaine de Triennes

Vin de Pays du Var Cinsault Blend Rosé 2019

David T

Nice Provence Rose from Le Domaine de Triennes & the team of, Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée Conti & Jacques Seysses of Dujac.

Classic, well crafted, great on a warm day & palate shifter from white to red. Excellent QPR @ $15...not giving up my Domaine Tempier habit but, will get worked into the mix.

I won’t open another bottle for one to two more years. Needs some bottle evolution to soften its sweetness and integrate in IMHO.
— 4 years ago

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Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

Loved this. Fresh into my new “habit” so not a ton to say other than really enjoyed it. Definitely buy again. — 5 years ago

Habit Wine Company

Demetria Vineyard Grenache Rosé

Well balanced, easy to drink and lovely for summer and beyond. — a year ago

Habit Wine Company

Jurassic Park Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018

Very good. Would definitely get again. — 2 years ago

Habit Wine Company

Red Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Franc Blend

46% Cabernet franc, 27% merlot, 14%petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. This, despite the high content of cab franc, is quite light. Acidity is up front with the first flavors of plums, oranges, and cherries. Slight notes of oak follow and a bright finish. Easy to drink. — 4 years ago