Review: 2012 Habit Pinot Noir

I got the dark red, nearly black 2012 Habit Pinot Noir as a birthday gift from a dear friend.

It’s a playful Pinot Noir, what with its acidic bubbly feeling that waves hello to your tongue when you first take a sip. Not only does it give a nice welcome, but the wine absorbs into your tongue for a long finish. The spicy flavors hang out for a bit between sips.


It’s warm, smells like blackberries and tastes like dark fruit. It’s a little sour on the kick, but in a good way.

  • Winery: Habit
  • Type: Pinot Noir
  • Origin: Santa Rita Hills/ Los Olivos
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Price: Gifted
  • Alcohol content: 13.4%
  • When to drink: When you’re looking to sit and chat with your significant other and finish a whole bottle of wine in one sitting.