Teaching Your Tongue to Taste at Husch Vineyards in Philo, CA
Tucked into a small wooden building, the tasting room at Husch is small, dark, and intimate. For the novice, it’s an ideal place: the wine is excellent, and the host is well versed in the art of casual explanations. With his invitation to compare each sample to another of the same grape—chardonnay vs. chardonnay, for example, or a pinot noir and its sibling of another vintage—nuances start to emerge, and identifying differences becomes a game. Soon, the adjectives swirl forth like the wine itself, rolling off of tongues with increased confidence. It isn’t at all pretentious or intimidating; rather, it’s good old-fashioned, slightly tipsy fun. And once back in the car, smug that you’ve bought bottles you actually like, it’s hard not to pity others making their way through Anderson Valley, knowing they likely missed one of the best little stops on the road.
- Sam Greene I'm coming here with my friends! Thanks for sharing
- Joanna Wade Nicely done! One of those cozy afternoons that leave one feeling warmly loved.
- Riley Nice
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