Husch is a small family owned winery in Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. The winery was founded in 1971 and is the oldest in the Anderson Valley. The setting is one of our favorites with a tiny rustic tasting room in an old farmstead and a lawn with picnic tables on the mowed grass or on the deck. It is calmly romantic and the staff is always delightful. They produce a couple dozen wines with their estate Mendocino grapes so there is plenty to taste.
While Anderson Valley is well known for Pinot Noir there are many varieties produced in the valley and nearby AVA’s.
We purchased a half dozen bottles of wine and enjoyed each with various foods. The 2010 Sauv Blanc was big for peaches and aromatics. Really a delight. The 2007 Cab Sauv was aged 14 months in French and American oak and is a big Cab but with soft tannins and a nice long enjoyable finish. We did a comparison tasting of their 2008 Special Reserve Mendocino Chard and the 2009 Vine One Anderson Valley Chard. Both are French Oak aged and are big tasty Chardonnays with great aromas and finish but distinctively different.
Husch is a great place to enjoy a wine picnic on a warm sunny Anderson Valley afternoon.