Hogue Riesling Columbia Valley Late Harvest 2010
Eastern Washingtons low annual rainfall and cool nights during the growing season make it the perfect area for producing consistently great late harvest wines. Hogue has developed a style with Late Harvest White Riesling that includes a moderate level of sweetness, richness, viscosity and crisp balancing acidity with just a hint of complexity from the noble rot, Botrytis cinerea.
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.
I like this because it is not "over the top" as far as sweetness. Delicious sipping wine after dinner. Has nice structure.
My wife and I had the 2010 and 2011 version of this wine and we didn't like it at all. It was highly recommended and we are Riesling fans, but it didn't work for us.
External Reviews for Hogue Riesling Columbia Valley Late Harvest
Soft and fragrant, with pretty pear and floral aromas and flavors, lingering nicely on the lithe, sweet finish. Drink now.
Soft and generous, a gently sweet style with appealing apple, apricot and honey flavors that echo on the round, wide-open finish. Drink now.
Pleasant citrus and pear aromas follow through this broad, generous, off-dry white for a smoked chicken panini.
Sweet and appealing for its lemon curd and apple pie flavors, lingering easily. Drink now.
Scents of apple cider and a Spauml;lese-sweet middle palate give this wine a generous feel, as fresh and bright as just-cut pears.
Sweet and generous, with lively balance to support the ripe pear and apricot flavors, lingering well. Drink now through 2008.
Frankly sweet, with rich texture and lots of peach, apricot, honey and floral aromas and flavors, which linger on the finish, rich but not sticky. Drink now through 2004.