2016 Hogue Red Table Wine

The Wine

Our Red Table Wine is an expertly crafted blend of five of Washington state’s finest varietals—Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The rich earthiness of Syrah is combined with Merlot’s bright cherry fruit for an easy-drinking, sumptuous wine that pairs well with hearty fare. 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.

Vintage and Vineyards

The 2016 growing season was extremely warm in Eastern Washington and provided more than enough heat to fully ripen all of Washington's red grape varieties, giving full rich flavors and tannins. The grapes for this vintage were harvested from mostly the Horse Heaven Hills (38.5%) and Wahluke Slope (35.5%).

Winemaking

The grapes were harvested during the day to build heat from the sun for warm, effective maceration. At the winery, they were destemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. The wines went through malolactic fermentation and were then racked and blended to balance French oak and structure. The winemakers continuously tasted and refined the blend to carefully craft the final product, which was bottled in December 2017.

The Numbers

  • Harvest Dates: September-October 2016
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Percentages: 73% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 2% Pinot gris, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Brix at Harvest: 26°
  • Residual Sugar: 0.63g/100mL
  • TA: 0.63g/100mL
  • pH: 3.71
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Case Production: 19,000
2016 Hogue Red Table Wine Bottle Shot
Wine Specs
Vintage 2016
Appellation Columbia Valley
Alcohol % 13.5