The 2017 Riesling reveals ripe aromas of apricot and peach preserves and zesty citrus. The wine is a crisp, clean style of late-harvest wine, with flavors of apricot nectar, citrus blossom, and refreshing tangerine. Pair this fruit-driven, food-friendly wine with a cheese platter that includes bleu cheese, smoked gouda, and chèvre, a poached pear or baked apple dessert, or with almonds and hazelnuts.
The 2015 vintage of Genesis Meritage captures the best qualities of its components: Merlot brings black cherry fruit and a supple quality to the wine, while Malbec adds full-bodied complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine its structure, and Petit Verdot contributes dense, dark fruit. Flavors are of rich black cherry, spicy oak, and a touch of orange zest, with vanilla spice on the finish. Tannins are
moderate. Serve with braised short ribs, rosemary-herbed lamb chops, or grilled T-bone steak
Our 2014 vintage Merlot opens with wild strawberry, cherry, blueberry, and dark, meaty plum aromas. The wine is rich and weighty with great structure, nicely integrated oak, and flavors of black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Pair with grilled steak, lamb stew, or curried lentils and wild rice.
The 2015 Malbec opens with black plum and blueberry on the nose, with cedar, oak spice, and vanilla. Thick and dense on the palate, this wine is layered with black plum and blueberry flavors. Oak adds complexity with cedar, spice, and vanilla. Pair this wine with prime rib, seared duck breast, grilled lamb shanks with rosemary, or dark chocolates.
Our 2017 Pinot Grigio shows a complexity of melon, stone fruit, and fresh herbal aromas. It is fresh, with flavors of pear and guava, a rich mid-palate, and a crisp finish. Try this versatile wine with prosciutto-wrapped melon, pan-seared salmon, or grilled asparagus.
Washington State has been touted as perhaps the best Merlot producing region in the United States. Hogue Merlot lives up to this reputation. The aromas are earthy and toasty with black cherry, cocoa, and spice. The palate is rich, but not heavy with black cherry and boysenberry fruit flavors. Pair with roast turkey, grilled bison burgers, or butternut-stuffed ravioli.
The 2015 GSM displays a lively nose of black cherry, strawberry, black raspberry, black pepper, and spice, with touches of vanilla and cream. The wine is creamy and soft, with a palate of black cherry, plum, spice, pepper, and nutmeg flavors. Silky weight and great finesse are hallmarks of this GSM. With its well-structured tannins, this wine pairs well with duck, roast beef, or barbecued pork ribs.
Hogue 2015 Reserve Chardonnay opens with toasty aromas of baked apple, Bosc pear, vanilla, cinnamon, and a slight hint of butter. The palate is balanced, rich, silky, and concentrated with vanilla, cream, spice, and nutmeg. Pair with grilled sockeye salmon, pasta alfredo, brie or other warm, ripened soft cheeses, roast chicken with tarragon, or halibut in a butter sauce.
In its native region of the northern Rhone in France, Viognier grows on baking hot south facing slopes above the river where it ripens perfectly. One could imagine that it might be well suited to eastern Washington conditions. Here it develops melon and tropical fruit flavors overlain with a nice floral character.
The 2017 Viognier opens with aromas of peach, pear, exotic fruits, and fresh floral notes. The flavors are clean and crisp with soft acidity. The wine is very slightly sweet and pairs well with lightly oily seafood, spicy Asian cuisine, or goat cheese. It is also delicious enjoyed alone as an aperitif.