Hogue 2000 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))
Magnificent, dense, compelling, a huge wine with so much flavor, it threatens to break right out of the bottle. Blackberry, cassis, currant, plum, dark chocolate, black cherry, peppery spices, and smoky oak and vanilla, but this is no mere fruit bomb. Kept under control by firm tannins and crisp acids. Hogue proves…
Hogue 2010 Genesis Riesling (Columbia Valley (WA))
Irresistible from the get-go, this fragrant wine offers up inviting aromas of citrus, stone and exotic tropical fruits. Flavors of ripe peaches, brightened with vivid acidity, keep it in perfect balance. The 1.4% residual sugar is barely noticeable; the finish lingers gracefully and refreshes the palate, inviting…
Hogue 2010 Gewürztraminer (Columbia Valley (WA))
With the snap and concentration of a tasty lemon-drop cocktail, this lovely Gewürztraminer pays homage to the floral aspect of the grape without drowning in it. Perfumed, not soapy, with superb fruit flavors of peaches and citrus, it’s a sensational value.
Hogue 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Wahluke Slope)
If a whiff of volatility doesn’t turn you off, this tightly layered reserve from Hogue has a lot going for it. Gobs of cherry and cassis fruit, dense and deep, roll into veins of earth, olive and graphite. A big wine with plenty of life ahead.
Hogue 2006 Reserve Merlot (Wahluke Slope)
Despite the high (15.4%) alcohol, this sleek and textural Merlot manages to seem elegant. It neatly laces together a rich range of black fruits, annotated with black olive, smoke and earth. Astringent and polished tannins complete a sexy, seductive bottle.
Hogue 2000 Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))
Heavy toast in the aroma leads to emerging notes of blackberry, pencil lead, cassis, and pepper. Drinks full-bodied and rich and extracted with lots of jammy blackberry fruit, but it’s very dry. A big wine, and a great value at this price.
Hogue 2009 Genesis Syrah (Columbia Valley (WA))
Well made and muscular, this compact effort brings black fruit, black olive, black licorice and espresso flavors together in a balanced and strikingly complex Syrah. The blend includes small amounts of Cabernet, Lemberger, Sangiovese and Merlot—unusual, but it works.
Hogue 2009 Gewürztraminer (Columbia Valley (WA))
Very fine, full and fruity, this is a remarkably flavorful wine. It captures just a hint of the floral/soapy side of the grape, but brings in delicious fruit flavors of peach and pear and melon and more, a luscious mix that continues to resonate right on through a powerful finish. It’s just slightly off-dry, but not…
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