Husch Chenin Blanc, Mendocino, California, 2019

Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes grown around the world. Chenin originally earned its fame in France’s Loire Valley, where it was crafted into sweet wine, dry wine, and even sparkling wine. Inspired by these examples, a few American wineries are making excellent wines from the noble grape. Since our first vintage in 1984, Husch has adopted an “off-dry” style that leaves a touch of residual sugar in the wine to accentuate the grape’s vibrant flavors and to complement the refreshing acidity.

Lively and graceful. Lifted aromas of honeydew melon, white peach, chamomile, pear, and wet limestone invite your nose to the glass. Crisp, bright, and fruity in the mouth, the flavors and smooth texture linger with a mineral finish. This is a perfect wine for any occasion, whether sitting on a picnic blanket or at the dinner table. Enjoy this on its own or paired perfectly with roasted turkey, cantaloupe and prosciutto, cheesy pasta, or fresh seafood.