The Hogue Cellars has developed a style of Late Harvest Riesling that is crisp yet moderately sweet. The 2014 vintage opens with aromas of ripe apricot and peach preserves, as well as hints of green tea, orange zest, and orange blossom. Classic Riesling flavors of apricot nectar, violet, tangerine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom are well balanced by a refreshing acidity. Pair with an appetizer plate of blue cheese, chevre, and smoked gouda, or serve for dessert with poached pears, baked apples, or almonds and hazelnuts.
The 2014 season proved to be an excellent year for Cabernet, and the resultant wine is silky smooth and nicely balanced. It offers up a bouquet of black cherry, spicy oak, and tobacco, with sassafras and cassis notes. The palate is soft and creamy with cassis, black cherry, and toasty oak. Pair with pork roast, barbecued baby back ribs, or grilled sausages.
The wine is rich, soft, and round. It opens on ripe plum and Bing cherry aromas with earthy, toast, and vanilla notes, followed by flavors creamy vanilla and ripe cherry, and a hint of spicy toast. Enjoy with barbecued ribs, grilled Italian sausages, or spinach and mushroom lasagna.
The 2014 Chardonnay reveals juicy apple and pear on the nose with lemon meringue pie, vanilla bean, and toast. A rich, well-balanced palate follows with flavors of fresh apple pie, lemon curd, and cream. Pair this fruit-driven, food-friendly wine with salmon-stuffed crab cakes, grilled lemon chicken, and fettuccini alfredo.
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.
Our 2015 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.
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc shows fresh, inviting grapefruit, fresh-cut grass,and lime aromas. It is bright and crisp with refreshing citrus, lemongrass, and passion fruit flavors. The creamy palate is balanced by mouthwatering acidity. Pair this food-friendly wine with fresh oysters, grilled wild salmon, or grilled asparagus.
Our 2013 Gewürztraminer offers up varietal spiciness, along with intense aromas and flavors of lychee, tangerine, orange, and cream. It has an excellent balance of sweet, rich fruit and crisp acidity, along with a slight minerality. Gewürztraminer is excellent with Southeast Asian dishes. Serve with coconut milk curries or pork skewers with a peanutginger dipping sauce. It also pairs well with sausages and sauerbraten.
The 2014 Riesling reveals ripe aromas and flavors of apple and lime with subtle notes of peach and melon. The wine is crisp and well balanced with an off-dry style. Pair this fruit-driven, food-friendly wine with fresh pear and apple slices, hard cheeses with nuts, whitefish and other seafood dishes with low to moderate oil content, or spicy Thai cuisine.