This Summer Make it Husch

Husch Gewurztraminer from the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County

Go for the 2020 Husch Gewurztraminer

Do you know Gewurztraminer? If not, you are missing one of the great Alsatian wines. It can be dry to sweet, but oh so delicious. The 2020 Husch Gewurztraminer from the Anderson Valley is the dry version and a fantastic introduction to this grape. You need to try it this Summer. We found it at Total Wine for $10.79 (6-pack price). The Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa has it for $10.99. It is $16 at the winery. Even at $16, it is a good buy.

We like the Husch Gewurztraminer wine for two reasons. One is its taste. The second, Husch is a small artisan and Family-run winery. They have been making wine since 1971. The wines are all consumer friendly in price, and always well made wines. Sustainable practices are in place throughout the vineyards. We love supporting the little guy.

2020 Husch Gewurztraminer Tasting Notes

On the nose, the typical Gewurztraminer Lychee nut aroma begins the adventure. Pear and flowers follow on the palate. The wine is dry and crisp, with a mineral finish. It is refreshing and has a fun character. A good Gewurztraminer has a character like no other white wine.

My favorite thing about this wine is that it’s good to drink as an aperitif. Maybe a little soft cheese to go with it, but I really enjoy it by itself, especially in my garden. When I sip the Husch Gewurztraminer, I also think of the cool little family-owned winery in the Anderson Valley. When we pass through the Anderson Valley on Highway 128, we always stop at in Husch. Husch has the smallest and coziest tasting room we have visited.

Joe and Janelle outside the Husch tasting room in the Anderson Valley

More on the Anderson Valley

The Anderson Valley is a cool-climate wine growing area. Alsatian varieties grow beautifully in this area. Pinot Noir (also grown in Alsace) has now become the grape of choice. There are many new wineries in the Anderson Valley. We love visiting the old timers that have been there since the 1970’s This includes Husch, Handley, Navarro, Greenwood, and Roederer. We might stay in Boonville, the main town attraction for one night. Our favorite destination is the romantic and scenic town of Mendocino. Now that California has re-opened, plan a trip through the Anderson Valley and then on to Mendocino.

Clusters of ripe Gerwurztraminer grapes at Navarro Vineyards in the Anderson Valley

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