Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  SubTotal $0.00

View Cart

 
TOP

2014 Hogue Riesling

2014 Hogue Riesling
Wine Specs
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Spectator
87
In Stock
Add To Cart
$10.00
 
SKU: 80000770-14

THE WINE
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. 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.

THE VINTAGE AND VINEYARDS
2014 was another very warm growing season in Eastern Washington. The grapevines budded and began ripening very early which led to a very early harvest of fully ripened fruit. The majority of the fruit for the 2014 Riesling was grown in Yakima Valley (80%), where the cooler mesoclimate creates conditions for slow, even ripening and complex layers of flavor. The remaining fruit was sourced from premier vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills (8%), Columbia Valley (8%), and Snipes Mountain (4%).

THE WINEMAKING
Riesling is at its best in Eastern Washington when picked fully mature and fermented cold to preserve its fresh fruit character. Our Riesling is night-harvested, when the fruit is cool, whole-cluster pressed, and then fermented in stainless steel between 48°F and 57°F. To keep the fruit focus, the new wine goes directly from stainless steel to bottle.

THE NUMBERS
Harvest Dates: September 5–October 15, 2014
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietal Percentages: 90% White Riesling, 8% Gewürztraminer, 1% Chenin Blanc, 1% Muscat Canelli
Brix at Harvest: 23.6°
Residual Sugar: 17.2g/L
TA: 6.74g/L
pH: 2.97
Alcohol: 12.5%
Case Production: 35,000
 

Wine Specs
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Spectator
87
Product Reviews
Jennifer W's Gravatar
Jennifer W
1 1 1 1 1
(Jul 17, 2015 at 7:02 PM)
A delicious wine! Slightly sweet, not dry or bitter. I went from not liking/drinking wine, to a Riesling fan, and it all started with this wine. I have tried several other Rieslings out there, just to compare, and found there is no comparison. FYI-if you are looking for something a little sweeter than this, try Hogue's Late Harvest Riesling-it is wonderful!

Jeff C.'s Gravatar
Jeff C.
1 1 1 1 1
(Jan 27, 2016 at 4:05 PM)
We have been enjoying the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Riesling vintages. The 2014 lost the great aromatics and lost the beautiful structured core of fruit that the previous vintages offered. I hope the 2015 is a return to the Hogue Riesling we love.

Jeff C.'s Gravatar
Jeff C.
1 1 1 1 1
(Feb 1, 2016 at 5:04 PM)
Tasted again a few nights ago and upgraded it to four stars. It's well made and doesn't have the complex aromatics from the previous vintages, but it does seem to be developing in the bottle and is showing more on the nose and the palate. Highly recommended for quality and value.

Jeff C.'s Gravatar
Jeff C.
1 1 1 1 1
(May 12, 2016 at 12:38 PM)
Upgrading my review to 5 stars. This beautiful Riesling just needed some time in the bottle to express its complexity, aromatics and balance. One of the best Rieslings, especially at the price point! Great Job growers and winemakers! Please share with your winemakers!

Add A Product Review
E-Mail me when someone reviews this product

Leave this field blank:
 

You must be 21 years of age or
older to enter this site. Please
select your date of birth below.

 

Hogue Cellars supports the Century
Council's fight against underage
drinking and drunk driving. To learn
more, visit their website at:
www.centurycouncil.org

Please enjoy our wines responsibly.
2800 Lee Road Prosser, WA 99350 | (509) 786-6108

Winery Ecommerce By Vin65