Hogue Cellars Chardonnay Washington 2009
The 2009 Chardonnay displays that classic balance. The wine offers spicy and rich aromas of nutmeg, pear, pineapple, and creamy butterscotch. On the palate, the wine is complex and balanced, with vanilla cream, toast, and fresh, crisp apple. The Chardonnay is an excellent match for crab salad, roast chicken, pork tenderloin, or quiche.
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.
External Reviews for Hogue Cellars Chardonnay Washington
A crisply rendered, well-crafted effort form this reliable producer, this is a ldquo;fruit-forwardrdquo; (as the winery likes to say) mix of citrus, apples and spicy oak. Young and somewhat tight, it has the balance and the acid support for further aging.
Ripe and generous with its fruit character, redolent of pears, gooseberries and spice, with a lime edge on the broad finish. A great deal from one of Washingtonrsquo;s largest producers. Drink now through 2004.
Light in texture, with buttery pear and cream flavors on a polished frame. Shows more oak than one might expect, but itrsquo;s an amiable dinner wine. Drink now.
Golden apple and light caremel aromas lead to a ripe, buttery apple flavor. For afternoon sipping.
For people looking for chardonnay it's got everything; this is the sort of wine that would work in every state in the country. That fleshy mouthfeel, that bit of tropical fruit. It's a crowd-pleaser. It's the right white for a cocktail party, or a ham and gruyère panini.
Hoguersquo;s lowest-priced Chard is reliably clean fruit and appley, with firm acids and no frills. It does have some snap to the acids, a characteristic of Washington Chardonnay, and that sets it up for a food-friendly finish.
For people looking for chardonnay itrsquo;s got everything; this is the sort of wine that would work in every state in the country. That fleshy mouthfeel, that bit of tropical fruit. Itrsquo;s a crowd-pleaser. Itrsquo;s the right white for a cocktail party, or a ham and gruyegrave;re panini.