Enticing New Release Wine 2013 Old Vines ZINFANDEL
Grown at our historic Garzini Ranch in the warm Ukiah Valley, Husch’s Old Vine Zinfandel is one of Mendocino County’s treasures. These 60+ year-old gnarly vines produce low yields with intense flavors. When perfectly ripe, the grapes were hand harvested and meticulously sorted. This vintage was fermented in open top vats and then aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months. Raspberry, blackberry and chocolate aromas waft from the glass, while bold fruit flavors add to a lingering finish. Consider pairing this wine with tomato-based pasta or a mushroom bacon burger with bleu cheese. 680 cases produced.
2013 Renegade SAUVIGNON BLANC
Since its debut in 2000 our Renegade has developed a loyal following. Continuing in its wild tradition, we use the native or “renegade” yeast to ferment this wine from start to finish. We believe this technique gives the wine additional complexity by allowing yeast strains to rise and fall to complete fermentation. The wine aged four months in barrel adding a round and rich mouthfeel. The 2013 growing season yielded fruit with good concentration and flavor. Look for aromas of melon, wild fennel, vanilla and a hint of spice. Enjoy it with fresh oysters, zucchini bisque, or chèvre-topped crostini. 488 cases produced
Harvest Dates: September 16-17, 2013
Sugar at Harvest: 24° brix
Total Acid: .58 grams/100ml
Retail Price: $18.00
2013 Vine One CHARDONNAY
The Vine One Chardonnay was established back in 1979 when our vineyard manager Al White recognized a single aromatic Chardonnay vine amongst the rest. Since then, the original Vine One budwood has been grafted to over 5,000 vines to produce an exceptional Chardonnay. The grapes were hand-picked at first light and then pressed as whole clusters to preserve the fresh flavors. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks with a small portion in oak barrels. The 2013 vintage has aromas of peach and pear complemented by flavors of stone fruit and citrus. Pair with pork tenderloin. 487 cases produced.
Harvest Dates: September 11-22, 2013
Sugar at Harvest: 23.1° - 23.2° brix
Total Acid: .66 grams/100ml
Retail Price: $18.00