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Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley Genesis 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe black cherry, plum, pepper, chocolate, gravelly soil. Hint of mint; layered vanilla, clove. Rich, dark brambly fruit. Full-bodied and vibrant, coated tannins, lively acidity. Black fruit and characteristic regional gravel/mineral/earth. A long, complex finish.

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Hogue Cellars:
THE HOGUE CELLARS™, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premiere grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of food.

Member Reviews for Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley Genesis

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Snooth User: TgrLady
36249912
4.00 5
01/24/2010

Sweet white that is enjoyable and very well priced!


Snooth User: seddybear
102345516
5.00 5
01/22/2012

The late harvest Riesling from 2008 was one of the better wines I have ever tasted at a price that was more than affordable! Sweet with notes of peach and citrus. Beautiful.


Snooth User: Austinista
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/23/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: chefvangarde
118359115
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/28/2009

This is an ok Riesling. Aromas of apricots and flowers. Flavors of peach, apricot and citrus. Needs more acidity and the finish is short.


Snooth User: bassman
79707228
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/19/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,453
0.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/02/2008

medium bodied, tasted like a chardonnay rather than a riesling; maybe they added too much sugar? i'm not sure.


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/13/2008

Look: Pale/straw yellow Nose: Taste: Light body; medium, forward acidity; mild green grape and musky flavor; with a nice, even finish.


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External Reviews for Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley Genesis

External Review
Source: Skyview Wine and Liquors
07/02/2013

At that level of ripeness, the wine develops its trademark tangerine/apricot flavor. Zesty aromas of orange, lemon-lime and peach are followed by flavors of tangerine, apricot and a trace of mineral.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

The 2008 Riesling Genesis exhibits an alluring nose of slate/mineral, peach, and apricot. Just off-dry and nicely balanced by lively acidity, it will provide pleasurable drinking for another 2andndash;3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Soft and appealing for its generous peach and floral flavors, a straight-ahead Riesling with disarming simplicity. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Floral and spicy overtones add interest to the modest citrus and green apple flavors in this fragrant white. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 12/29/2009

Rich and crisp, the wine has aromas and flavors of orange, grapefruit zest, peach and lush pineapple. The balance between its racy acidity and moderate sweetness makes the Genesis Riesling wonderful as an aperitif or a delicious complement to spicy Southeast Asian dishes such as chicken satay


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

During the grape growing season Eastern Washington boasts warm summer days followed by cool nights ensuring that grapes ripen fully while retaining ample natural acidity. That even ripening gives Washington State Rieslings a trademark apricot and tangerine flavor that sets them apart. The 2007 Riesling opens with a mlange of aromas: orange blossom jasmine dried apricot and tangerine. The palate is creamy with apricot flavors. A naturally crisp acidity balances the slight sweetness providing a refreshing finish. The winemakers recommend pairing the Riesling with a chefs salad fresh spring rolls or sushi.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesEvery year several of our finest Riesling vineyards stand head and shoulders above the rest. Typically, these lots are earmarked for Hogue Late Harvest White Riesling, but for our inaugural vintage of Genesis Riesling, we chose several of these vineyard blocks, earmarked them for Genesis and picked them at the optimal ripeness to make a drier style of wine. What resulted is a beautifully balanced, intense Riesling with aromas of ripe mandarin orange, clove, pineapple, jasmine and apricot. Rich and crisp, this wine has citrus and stone fruit on the palate. The balance between its racy acidity and subtle sweetness makes the Genesis Riesling wonderful as an aperitif or a delicious complement to spicy Southeast Asian dishes such as chicken or prawn satay.



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Ripe black cherry, plum, pepper, chocolate, gravelly soil. Hint of mint; layered vanilla, clove. Rich, dark brambly fruit. Full-bodied and vibrant, coated tannins, lively acidity. Black fruit and characteristic regional gravel/mineral/earth. A long, complex finish.

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