September 29, 2015

2011 Husch Nash Mill Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 26 cases, $38. A 4-acre vineyard located in the hills above Husch. The vineyard takes its name from the history of logging at the site. Jim Barr planted the 4-acre hillside vineyard in 2003 after adding a total of 150 tons of crushed limestone. 3 Dijon clones. · Moderately light reddish color in the glass. Aromas of red cherries swamped by oak. A very demure Pinot Noir with gentle flavors of red cherries and berries and oak under tow. A subtle green note is detectable in the background. The tannins threaten to drown the shallow fruit. The more I taste this wine, the less I like it although it retains some sneaky charm. Score: 86. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: Husch Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir