Hogue Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley 2009

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Dry all acid and tanins no good flavors with a thin finish. Read more

Deep purple color with scent of dark berries and some spice. This was a medium bodied wine with a medium level of tannins and acid. I was impressed... Read more

This is the first time Hogue has made a varietally designated Merlot for their budget line, and it's a solid effort. Sweet, pretty fruit is played ... Read more

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Snooth User: khaskins
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/14/2011

Dry all acid and tanins no good flavors with a thin finish.


Snooth User: TwoMartinis
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/11/2008

Deep purple color with scent of dark berries and some spice. This was a medium bodied wine with a medium level of tannins and acid. I was impressed with the overall darkfruit flavor with a little hint of leather on the finish. For the price, it is a good wine to keep around to enjoy whenever.


External Reviews for Hogue Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley

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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

This is the first time Hogue has made a varietally designated Merlot for their budget line, and it's a solid effort. Sweet, pretty fruit is played against tart tannins, with just a hint of cinnamon and mocha spice. Good for the price.


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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Bright and focused, this is on the lighter side, with a light burr of tannins around an airy core of berry and coffee flavors. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Hogue is back as a value player. This is a fine effort, ripe enough to avoid the greenies, and showing some detail and cut to the tannins. There's nothing wimpy here; it's got some chewy red fruits backed with earthy tannins, acids proportionate, and a finish that's under 14% alcohol.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Simple, clean and rounded out with balanced acids and just enough flesh to fill the mid-palate. It's a fair value at this price. A hint of herb and green bean in the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

High-toned purple fruit and bittersweet chocolate tannins give this some density, then the wine ends light, in a whiff of black smoke. An easy everyday red.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

As always, this is very young, fresh and jammy. Blatant acids push black-cherry marmalade flavors that are dry and rich. Has some real depth; a rich, creamy wine that makes up in power what it lacks in finesse.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Hogue's wines have been spotty of late, and the constant change in label design makes the wines difficult to track on the shelf. But this latest Merlot shows a marked improvement over recent vintages, a hopeful sign that this important producer is back on track. It's got a nice, soft entry, with black cherry candy dominating the palate. There's a slightly burnt, raisiny flavor running through the finish, as if the grapes were a bit roasted, but the tannins are smooth and for the price it drinks well and delivers an extra dollop of intensity.


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Ratings & Tags for Hogue Cellars Merlot Columbia Valley

623849 Snooth User: poptarts
rated this wine
3.50 5
2007 10/28/2010

634237 Snooth User: MrMach
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3.00 5
2007 11/10/2010

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2006 04/28/2011

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3.00 5
2006 01/17/2011

611048 Snooth User: buffordz
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4.00 5
2006 10/14/2010

698627 Snooth User: rfretz01
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2006 12/28/2010

831508 Snooth User: fmt123
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2.50 5
2006 05/15/2011

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