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2018 Hogue Late Harvest Riesling

2018 Hogue Late Harvest Riesling
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Columbia Valley
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SKU: 80000763-18

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 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.

2018 started with an early budbreak but a cool, wet spring delayed bloom until mid-June.  This delayed veraison and subsequently harvest enough to let the grapes ripen under the cooler temperatures of September and October, which resulted in low-Botrytis influence, producing a crisp, clean style of late-harvest wine, with zesty citrus flavors and light honeysuckle aromas. Riesling prefers a cool climate and the vines shut down during the long hot spells, resuming the ripening process only when conditions are cooler. All of the fruit for the 2018 Riesling was grown in Yakima Valley, where the cooler mesoclimate creates conditions for slow, even ripening and complex layers of flavor.

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. Once the fruit is pressed, it is 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.

Harvest Dates: September–October 2018
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Varietals: 100% Riesling
Brix at Harvest: 24.1°
Residual Sugar: 5.2g/100mL
TA: 0.74g/100ml
pH: 3.10
Alcohol: 11%
Case Production: 69,000

Wine Specs
Columbia Valley
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
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Jennifer W's Gravatar
Jennifer W
(Jul 17, 2015 at 6:51 PM)
This late harvest Riesling is delicious! What I've been looking for all my life! Never a wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) drinker, I have never enjoyed the taste of wine, so knew I was looking for something on the sweet side, not dry, and not fizzy, and this is the one! Just sweet enough and very flavorful. This is the only wine I drink. (In a pinch I will also drink your regular Riesling). I have made the mistake of trying a few other brands of Riesling and have regretted it every time. Thank you, Hogue! Glad to be support this fine product made in the USA.

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karin h may
(Oct 18, 2015 at 6:25 PM)
I like a good riesling,bought the first bottles at fred meyer. loved it, loved it. took 4 bottles home with me, to long beach, ca. now I am triyng to find a store here, so I can enjoy, my late harvest riesling, PS the last bottle is going to hawaii with me. sincerely karin lb, ca

MIchelle's Gravatar
(Jan 31, 2016 at 4:32 PM)
This Late Harvest is one of my go to wines. I like a semi sweet wine that is not dry but yet not too sweet. This one fits the bill. From Ohio, would love to have more of your wines available.

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Diane Cormier
(May 22, 2016 at 4:19 PM)
We shared a bottle at a Newport RI restaurant with friends. Delicious! Now to find it in a local store!

nicole's Gravatar
(Jul 27, 2016 at 7:12 PM)
I love this wine. My mom and I first tasted this wine at a restaurant in florence oregon, and to much surprise it was very nice. I bought a bottle and what a delight it is.. Thank you hogue for this wonderful wine. The late harvest riesling is wonderful

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Jerry York
(Oct 27, 2016 at 12:23 PM)
I consider this wine a great value, I bought it at Walmart. I've already recommended it to friends and I will pick up a case tonight.

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Marcie Carroll
(Mar 3, 2017 at 5:50 PM)
Best wine. My treat at the end of a long week.

Mer's Gravatar
(May 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM)
Light, sweet, refreshing and full of flavor!

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Crystal L. Chapman
(Mar 23, 2018 at 8:44 PM)
I’ve been drinking late harvest Riesling for a handful of years now and this 2016 is absolutely devine!! I even bought 3 bottles.

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Howard Pearce
(Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 PM)
I really like your wine. I have been drinking late harvest reisling for at least ten years.

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