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.
medium bodied, tasted like a chardonnay rather than a riesling; maybe they added too much sugar? i'm not sure.
Look: Pale/straw yellow Nose: Taste: Light body; medium, forward acidity; mild green grape and musky flavor; with a nice, even finish.
Green gold color, just a tiny bit of petrol at the beginning then peach and pineapple, nice acidity, something a little floral maybe honeysuckle, off-dry not super sweet, nice finish.
I just had the Genesis 2006 Riesling by Hogue. The body of the wine tastes crisp on the tongue but the nose has the sent of a petrol based product. If one does not smell the wine you get a nice clean taste that fills the mouth with joy. But, if you smell as you taste then ... you get the feeling of gas spilled into the grapes as the wine was made.
The 2006 tastes good but the nose is a turnoff. We thought it smelled like bug spray.
External Reviews for Hogue Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley Genesis
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.