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2015 Hogue Riesling

2015 Hogue Riesling
Wine Specs
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Spectator
87
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SKU: 80000770-15

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 2015 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
2015 brought another warm growing season to eastern Washington. The warmth came earlier in the season which caused the grape vines to ripen very early. The initial pickings of Riesling were much higher in sugar than expected, therefore the fruit was brought in as quickly as possible to catch up with the high Brix levels. Due to the early warmth of the growing season, this Columbia Valley White Riesling is slightly sweeter than past vintages. The fruit for this wine was sourced from premier vineyards in Yakima Valley (96%) 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, 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 the bottle.
 

THE NUMBERS
Harvest Dates: September 4–October 8, 2015
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietal Percentages: 93.6% White Riesling, 6.4% Gewürztraminer
Brix at Harvest: 24.4°
Residual Sugar: 21.7g/L
TA: 6.44g/L
pH: 2.99
Alcohol: 12.5%
Case Production: 32,000

Wine Specs
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Spectator
87
Product Reviews
Jennifer W's Gravatar
Jennifer W
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(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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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JC
1 1 1 1 1
(Jan 3, 2017 at 9:25 AM)
I am sad that this is being discontinued. I finally find a wine I like and now it will be gone. :(

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