Now here's a HABIT I can get down with
Now available are two damn fine whites: Habit Wine's 2016 Grüner Veltliner and 2016 Sauv Blanc.
Let's get down to brass tacks, and by that, I mean let's learn about what these wines taste like, where they come from, and everything else that makes them special and super delicious.
2016 HABIT WINE GRÜNER VELTLINER
Rancho Arroyo Perdidto, Santa Ynez Valley - 335 Cases
PH: 3.49TA 5.9g/l | Alcohol: 13.1% | Picked: 9-23-16 | Bottled: 4-24-17
Loam and clay loam soils. Planted in 1972 as Cabernet Sauvignon. Grafted over to Grüner in 2008, Own Rooted. This wine is driven by minerality with wonderful acidity. A beautiful greenish hue. Jasmine, juniper, white pepper and lime. Medium body and very well focused. Amazing with grilled sausages, charcuterie, pickled vegetables, asparagus and sautéed pea shoots.
Grüner Veltliner is known as the most food-friendly wine varietal in the world. 100% stainless steel. Aged on the lees. Fresh, vibrant, lots of acidity. Lower in alcohol. Super Food Friendly.
2016 HABIT WINE SAUVIGNON BLANC
McGinley Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara - 487 Cases
PH: 3.47TA 6.0g/l | Alcohol: 12.6% | Picked: 8-11/8-17-16 | Bottled: 4-24-17
Soil is a mixture of loam and clay loam, red and yellow chert, and serpentine. Located at the eastern-most point of Santa Ynez, this AVA is 15 degrees warmer during the day and cool at night from the ocean breezes coming over the mountains, allowing this unique microclimate to beautifully ripen these bordeaux varietals.
Kaffir lime, lemon, bright citrus with lovely floral notes and flowering thyme. Crisp acidity, hints of tropical fruit and tangerine oil with a spectacular, long, clean finish.
A great pairing with grilled fish and stone fruit salad. 100% stainless steel. Aged on the lees. Fresh, vibrant, lots of acidity. Lower in alcohol. Super Food Friendly.