The 2017 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 2018 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 2018 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 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 2018 Chardonnay reveals juicy apple and pear on the nose with lemon meringue pie, creamy vanilla oak, 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.
Our 2018 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.
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.
“Gewürz” means “spice” in German. True to its name, our Gewürztraminer offers up varietal spiciness, along with intense aromas and flavors of lychee, tangerine, orange, peach, melon, apple, honey, and cream. It has an excellent balance of acidity with a slight minerality. Restrained and off-dry, our Gewürztraminer is excellent with Thai cuisine, especially curries and sweet peanut sauces. It also pairs well with sauerbraten and sausage dishes.