Hogue Gewurztraminer Gewurzt Riesling Wines Domestic White Gewurzt Riesling 2007
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. We let our Gewrztraminer attain a high level of ripeness before picking. The resultant wine has aromas of lychee and rose petal. The rich palate is medium-bodied with lychee true varietal flavors and a spiciness characteristic of Gewurztraminer.The winemakers suggest pairing the wine with Thai curries or dishes with a sweet peanut sauce.
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 Gewurztraminer Gewurzt Riesling Wines Domestic White Gewurzt Riesling
Mostly Sauvignon Blanc, with 10% Seacute;millon, this graceful wine opens with some sharp, grassy and grapefruity scents, then softens up a bit, with a textural middle that hints at sage, melon, smoke and herb. Huge improvement over the 2006.
Fresh and light, with a green herb overlay to the modest lime and pear fruit. Drink now.
Aromas of hay, peach and guava; citrus flavors with a crisp finish.
Making a consistently great Fum Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc) requires paying keen attention to ripeness. Picking at optimal ripeness makes a wine that tastes like a recently ripened peach or guava fruit with refreshing acidity. The 2007 Fume Blanc has aromas of grapefruit and guava along with sage peppermint and a hint of smokiness. On the palate are varietal flavors of grapefruit with a bit of sage coconut and dried fig. The wine is crisp smoky and round with moderate weight and richness contributed by the Semillon (25%) added to the blend. The winemakers suggest paring the Fum Blanc with chicken salad or raw oysters.
Snappy, lemony and clean, this refreshing wine gives you bracing green apple, lemon flavors through and through. Perfect for summer salads, shellfish and pasta.
A superb value, the 2003 Fumé Blanc reveals delightful aromas of cantaloupe melon, flowers and hints of citrus fruits. This blend of 83% Sauvignon Blanc, and 17% Semillon is medium-bodied, velvety-textured, rich and flavorful. White peaches, apples, pears, spices and notes of gooseberries are found in its friendly, generous personality. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.
A heavier style Sauvignon Blanc because of the 25% Semillon in the blend. Smoky grapefruit, almond and lime flavors abound. Super value!