Husch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019 Red Wine

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Husch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2019

93 pts., Editor's Choice, #41 Top 100 Wines of 2021 - Wine Enthusiast:

"Elegant and luxuriously smooth, this finely balanced wine pairs ripe and round black-cherry and winter-spice flavors with tangy underlying acidity for great balance. Mild tannins add to the sense of palate-cleansing freshness and help create a lingering finish."

Double Gold - Mendocino Wine Competition

Husch is the oldest winery in the bucolic Anderson Valley. Founded in 1971, it’s still a family-run winery to this day. Their winemaking is superb, vintage after vintage. The delicious 2019 Pinot Noir is a wonderful expression of the region, with lots of spice, earth and fruit, and a great value too!

FROM THE WINERY

History

In 1971, when Husch planted the first Pinot vines in the Anderson Valley, many naysayers thought red grapes were a losing proposition for the region. History has since proven that the warm days and cool, foggy nights are near perfect for ripening world-class Pinot Noir. Our Anderson Valley bottling is a complex blend of fruit from throughout the valley—from the warmer Boonville area all the way through to the northern, cooler ‘deep end’ vineyards.

Winemaking

In 2019, we enjoyed a long and slow growing season in the Anderson Valley. Each vineyard lot was hand-picked, fermented separately in small open-top fermenters, and punched down by hand 2 - 3 times per day. About 10% of the fruit in this blend was left attached to the stems during fermentation, a traditional process called “whole cluster fermentation.” We find this approach adds complexity and character to the finished wine. The lots were gently pressed, aged nine months in French oak barrels, and thoughtfully blended for balance and purity of flavors.

Tasting Notes

Lush and inviting, our 2019 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir showcases this valley’s great fruit. Living up to its striking ruby color, the wine presents vivid aromas of ripe cherry, red berries, hibiscus flowers, and baking spices. Subtle notes of rhubarb, earth, and graham cracker crumbs add depth and complexity. The wine delivers excellent balance, purity of fruit, and sustained richness with a silky-smooth texture.

This dinner table classic pairs exceptionally with coq au vin, turkey or duck entrées, roasted pecans and walnuts, or creamy cheeses.

Appellation: Anderson Valley
Sugar at harvest: 23.5° - 26.1° Brix
Fermentation: ¾-ton open top fermenters
Harvest dates: September 17 - October 8
Maturation: 9 months in barrel (23% new)
Titratable acid: 5.3 g/L
Alcohol: 13.9%
pH: 3.6
Cases produced: 4,717
Cellaring: 5 - 7 years with careful aging

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