Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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.
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Wine Tasting NotesThe Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon is a full, fruity wine with intense aromas of black cherry, anise and vanilla, flavors of dark fruit, caramel and cocoa, and firm structure. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent companion to steak and pastas with a robust red sauce or, for a special treat, try it with dark chocolate.
A bit on the lighter side for a Cabernet-based wine, this wine is very soft with aromas of herbs, berries and oak and a surprisingly long fruity finish. A very good red for cocktail parties, poultry or lighter meats.
Wine Tasting NotesThe key to making great Cabernet Sauvignon is to ensure the crop load is balanced so that the grapes ripen evenly and develop concentrated flavors. The rich flavors in this wine come not only from the Cabernet Sauvignon itself, but also from the addition of other red varietals. The resulting wine has cherry, cranberry and vanilla aromas and flavors integrated with toasty oak. A slight bell pepper note in the background adds complexity. The texture is soft and velvety, with nice oak, vanilla and clove notes in the balanced and fine tannin finish.