Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley 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. Even ripening gives Washington Riesling its trademark apricot and tangerine flavors. Our Riesling has fragrant aromas of apricot, peach, melon, lemon-lime, and a drizzle of honey. The flavors are a delicate blend of apricot and tangerine, with a pleasing mineral edge and crisp, refreshing acidity. Slightly sweet, this is the wine to serve with fresh spring rolls, spicy ahi curries or grilled halibut. Unlike many white wines, Rieslings can evolve and develop complexity with age. This vintage will continue to delight for three to five years if carefully cellared.
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.
Good balance and very juicy, nice pressed-apple that lingers no the palette.
I don't know fancy words to describe wines, just think this one is juicy and reasonably sweet, very easy to drink. Should be a good choice for beginners.
Sweet and fruity! My favorite
2008 vintage- cape may, 2011
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley
Sweet, with a nice caramel note adding interest to the pear and citrus flavors, finishing with finesse. Drink now.
This is Hoguersquo;s Red Label bottling, an off-dry table wine with slightly sugary flavors of sweet tea and oranges. A hint of a medicinal, vitamin pill flavor creeps into the finish.
This frisky riesling has plenty of forward juicy peach flavor, along with sweet apple and white grapes. An ideal aperitif wine.
This lightly sweet Riesling gives a clean note of pear and green apple flavors before acidity whisks it away. Chill to serve with a grilled chicken sandwich.
Soft and frankly sweet, emphasizing apricot and baked apple flavors, finishing with hints of spice. Drink now through 2011.
This is Hogue's Red Label bottling, an off-dry table wine with slightly sugary flavors of sweet tea and oranges. A hint of a medicinal, vitamin pill flavor creeps into the finish.
Soft and generous, a gently sweet style with appealing apple, apricot and honey flavors that echo on the round, wide-open finish. Drink now.