2014 Husch "Nash Mill Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (Previously $35) SKU #1306539

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Tasting Notes

This comes from the Pinot Noir vineyard that K&L's very own Jim Barr planted back in 2003, adding 100 tons of crushed limestone into the five-acre hillside. This wine combines New World production qualities with Burgundian terroir notes.

Staff Reviews

  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    The ensuing wine review will be totally objective and non-prejudicial. After spending two-plus years {ending in 2002} clearing a just over four acre parcel of South facing hillside at my place in the Anderson Valley, I had trucked in a hundred and fifty tons of crushed limestone and fifty tons of compost, to which Christine [my better half} and I had ripped into the site with a three way, three foot deep dredge. We then seeded the hillside with clover for ground cover and let it sit for a year. At that point, we planted it to three different clones of Pinot Noir; half to Pommard, and a quarter each to 115 and 667. In 2006 {its first harvest}, we sold the property including the vineyard to Zac Robinson of Husch Vineyards. Husch has subsequently kept the productions coming off of this site separate from everything else that they were vinifying. This 2014 is perhaps the best that has come from this site to date and what has been produced thus far has been wonderful. This 2014 Gem is medium-deep ruby in color, has an opulent, floral nose of violets and dried rose petals, with undertones of strawberries and black cherries fruit combined with clove-like to a rustic Burgundian forest floor notes. On the palate, it is lush, balanced, well-integrated, really fine and elegant, and uniquely complex, all of which leads to a long, silky finish. Rusty already has had me bring home two cases of this Gem, and we toying with the idea of maybe another case. Even though it is delicious right now with airing, we plan to age it for another ten-plus years. A GREAT WINE VALUE!!! ***** 13.9% ABV *****
    Drink from 2016 to 2030
  • Stephanie Vidales
    By: Stephanie Vidales
    K&L Staff Member
    This exciting Pinot release from Husch comes from Nash Mill Vineyard which was planted by K&L's very own Jim Barr! This wine is bright, fresh and elegant showing aromas of candied cherries, rose petal and some savory notes as well. The finish is long, dry and complimented with fine tannin. This wine is a must try!
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2014 Husch "Nash Mill Vineyard" Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley is extremely small production, (only two barrels made) high quality, and an excellent value. The palate is very dry and earthy, with a concentrated tannin, and a uniquely rustic quality. Aromas and flavors of forest floor, clove, all spice and plum are embraced by a balanced acidity, and this wine has fantastic aging potential. We are fortunate enough to have an exclusive on this wine, and for those who are interested in viticulture, it also happens to be sourced from grapes planted by long time Redwood city K and L employee Jim Barr.


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