Not as well known outside the Santa Barbara area, but certainly known by discerning wine lovers are the wines made by Jeff Fischer, under the Habit Wine Company label. Fischer, who is better known for his eponymous role on “American Dad” makes small batches of wines in the Santa Ynez region that never disappoint. And his 2019 Habit Grenache Rose is, once again, in that category. Made from fruit from two vineyards, Demetria and Vogelzang and aged four months in steel, the Habit Rose is a joy to drink.
The strawberry nose and flavors are obvious from first whiff and first taste. Blessed with elegant balance and length, the pink wine is juicy and full flavored, but dry enough to be enjoyed all by itself. Hints of grapefruit and tropical notes dot the wine as it opens, making it one more of the stunning 2019 rose wines.
That’s why, the 2019 Habit Grenache Rose is today’s Winesiders Wine of the Day.