Number 1 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
"Lush, seamlessly integrated flavors of ripe, sweet blackberry, blueberry and minerals; totally in control in the face of so much rich fruit..."
"Ripe, rich, a bit spicy for its sins and full of black cherry and cassis fruitiness... there is an awful lot of flavor and honest drinkability to be found here, and when its oh-so-inviting price tag is put into the calculus, this one adds up to a big winner for current consumption."
The 2003 Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon is what fine wines are all about. This is a spicy wine at its core with anise, clove and coffee bean accenting its bright fresh cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. It is a rich, full-bodied, expressive wine that still shows some finesse with fine, almost powdery tannins and well-integrated oak. Tobacco and black pepper linger on the finish. Pair this wine with grilled tri-tip steak, aged cheeses or dark chocolate.
Hogue Genesis wines represent the culmination of a winemaking process that selects classic varietal wine grapes from some of the most distinctive vineyard sites in Eastern Washington state. In twenty years of winemaking in Washington the Hogue Cellars winemaking team has identified which vineyards and microclimates have the best potential to produce classic varietal wines.
*Note: Due to the rich, extracted nature of this wine, it may contain some naturally occuring wine sediment. Consisting of wine solids, it is harmless and does not affect the quality of the wine. A day before the wine is to be served, stand the bottle upright, allowing the sediment to settle to the bottom. If desired, gently pour the wine into a clean decanter, leaving the sediment in the bottle.
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
Juicy but gave me a headache...could be me. Gifted and got kudos on it.
A Customer - New York, NY
Great cab, but why stop shipping to NY?
A Customer - San Francisco, CA
As good as everyone says! This was a very good, smooth, flavored Cab.
A Customer - Flower Mound, Texas
Fabulous Cab. Absolutely rich and flavorful. Expect it will keep for awhile. The 2003 is sold out - bummer. Based on the 2003 - I just ordered a case of the 2004!
A Customer - Mtns of Western NC & SW FLA
The '03 is good to almost very good, esp. for the $13/blt price.
A decent wine for everyday drinking and "standard" dinner fare. Save the really good stuff you have for company. Would buy again. 6-'07
A Customer - PEMBROKE PINES FLORIDA
I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING WINE FOR 26 YEARS AND IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ANYONE TO FIND A WINE AS GOOD AS THIS AT A PRICE LIKE THIS. IT DOESN'T SUCK! DR. T
A Customer - Santa Barbara, CA
Great wine at any price! Let it breathe for at least an hour, and its as good as any cab I've had under $40. What a year they had in Columbia Valley in 2003! So many incredible surprises.
A Customer - Fresno, CA
Best wine I've had this year. Perfect match for grilled seasoned beef ribs and pearl rice.
A Customer - Troy, IL
What a steal. I'm off to the market to stock up on this wine. Extraordinary body; bold flavors; a perfect balance of tannins and acidity; luscious finish.
A Customer - Vancouver, WA
Quickly becoming a house standard. I have "gifted" this to several of my wine friends to try. No one has been disappointed. Agree, 94 might be a bit rich but it is very good wine for the price.
A Customer - Florida
With all the uncertainty with sampling wine, here you have a strong, consistant Cabernet. Yes, the rating may be slightly to the high end but a very enjoyable wine for the price. Don't pass this one up. Enjoy now or Really enjoy later!
A Customer - San Francisco
A great wine for the price. A 94 rating is too high. I am a little frustrated with the amount of sediment in the bottle.
A Customer - Beautiful Cleveland, Ohio
This was enjoyed at the $16 price point. Medium Body and good character/spice. 94 is a little liberal. I think the 90 rating is more appropriate. Disappointed in the sediment at the bottom, it's only a 2003.
A Customer - Olympia, Wa
Wow, just finished our first bottle out of our case. I just oredered 2 more cases, what a buy.
A Customer - MARINA DEL REY CA.
LOVE IT SO MUCH , I HAVE BEEN GETING SO MANY COMPLIMENTS, ENDING IN BUYING 6 MORE CASESS
A Customer - South Texas
This is a wonderful wine, especially for cold weather. I love the spice which reminds me of nutmeg, warmth and holiday. A full-bodied Cab.
A Customer - Vancouver, WA
The wine is an excellent bargain. Be sure to let it breathe for an hour before consuming; that made all the difference.
A Customer - San Diego, CA
Incredible. 94 rating is well deserved IMHO.
A Customer - Chicago, IL
Wow, what a great bottle of Cab. Have you found a better bottle for under $30? I think not.
A Customer - San Antonio, Texas
Nice Cab, but I found it inconsistent over a couple bottles. Decent enough wine, but a little over-rated at 94. I would give a 89.
A Customer - Washington DC
Good, but a little harsh on the finish. Seems like its a little young, and needs to mellow in the cellar for a few years.
A Customer - Mary Margaret from Seattle
This is a fantastic wine at a bargain price. One of those ones that raises your brow after the first sip. I've gifted it to several friends and they all have asked where to get it.
A Customer - Santa Monica, CA
Great wine and even more amazing for the price! Very satisfied will buy more.
A Customer - john from WA
I agree with twagener that a 94 rating might be a little high for a wine this young and brash. But having said that, it is an amazing mouthful for the price. It seems like every time I serve it to guests, someone wants to write down the particulars so they can go buy their own. It is very fruit forward and could probably benefit from a few years in the bottle. I'm saving back a couple to drink in 2010. But there is balance, a really round mouth feel with touches of cassis and something aromatic like rosemary. Anyway, it's a complicated taste for the bucks. You won't be sorry.
A Customer - Portland, OR
This wine is a fantastic value. Drinks like a monster cab that you would pay 3 times the price.
A Customer - Portland, OR
Good value, Let it breathe for full enjoyment. I definately would recommend it for the price but I think a 94 rating is a little high. I'd give it a 90.
A Customer - Oregon
Great aroma, smooth and fulfilling taste with a great finish. Love it and the price is right.
A Customer - Hidden Springs, Idaho
A fantastic Cabernet, intense flavor start to finish. Best value for a Cab I've ever come across.