Hogue Genesis Meritage 2007

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The grapes were fermented warm (86°F on average) and were pressed off the skins after 4 days, which allowed enough tannin extraction for structure without the astringency. After primary and malolactic fermentation, the wines were racked to barrels (30% new American oak) to age for 18 months. The wines were blended in May 2009 and bottled in August.

Region: USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley

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Winery: Hogue Cellars
Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Hogue Cellars:
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.

Member Reviews for Hogue Genesis Meritage

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Snooth User: GoinGray
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5.00 5
06/05/2011

49% Merlot, 44% Cab. Sauv., 6% Malbec, 1% Cab. Franc. Jammy and bit smoky scent. Flavors of cedar and cherry. Creamy smooth with a slight tangy finish.


Snooth User: clangton
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06/28/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hogue Genesis Meritage

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

With scents of plum compote and violets, this merlot-cabernet blend is dark and inky at the outset. After a day it takes on merlot's more red-fruited inflections. It has the build and concentration for aging, and at this price, it's worth buying a case to enjoy over the course of the next few years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tangy, with a peppery edge to the modest currant and herb flavors. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

With scents of plum compote and violets, this merlot-cabernet blend is dark and inky at the outset. After a day it takes on merlotrsquo;s more red-fruited inflections. It has the build and concentration for aging, and at this price, itrsquo;s worth buying a case to enjoy over the course of the next few years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Meritage wines must be Bordeaux blends; otherwise, they can be all over the map. This is an all-purpose, affordable red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Black cherry and olive, smoke and some noticeable alcohol (14.4% is credited) define a sturdy red in wide distribution.



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Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Genesis Meritage offers aromas of brambly blackberry and fig, with earthy nutmeg spice and vanilla. It’s velvety smooth on the palate, with fresh blueberry, huckleberry and zesty spice wrapped around earth notes and cassis. The finish is long. Pair with prime rib, grilled pork loin, or lamb roast with garlic-herb crust.

The grapes were fermented warm (86°F on average) and were pressed off the skins after 4 days, which allowed enough tannin extraction for structure without the astringency. After primary and malolactic fermentation, the wines were racked to barrels (30% new American oak) to age for 18 months. The wines were blended in May 2009 and bottled in August.

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