The Genesis Syrah is selected from specific vineyards to emphasize luscious fruit and depth of color. The 2006 vintage was exceptional; resulting in a wine with bright red cherry and raspberry aromas augmented by oak notes of cedar and cinnamon toast. On the palate, it is very fruity and is reminiscent of currants with a strawberry essence that lingers, along with a bit of cinnamon spice, charred mesquite, and cherry wood. The structure is subtle yet firm. Pair with stuffed manicotti in marinara sauce or pasta dishes served with a sweet or spicy red sauce.
"Hogue's Genesis Syrahs are reliably open and generous, a lot of fruit for the money. In 2006, Hogue's red winemaker, Jordan Ferrier, captured the freshness of a great vintage, from sources in the Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope. It's as rich as chocolate cake, but its texture remains remarkably lifted and succulent. "
Wine & Spirits
This is a great wine, and you can't beat the value.
We opened this when a few "foodies" dropped by for dinner. Everyone loved it, a very nice all-around wine. Buy one, and you'll be back for more.
i got all taste of good wine. it comes out all. very enjoy at the first time. will order again and again.
nice aromatics, flavorful, smooth finish, best syrah that I have had in a long time
Good, but too light. Lacked full fruitiness and depth. Satisfactory but without characteristics to make it memorable. The W&S score is too high -- it should be an 88-89.
I did not like the cinnamon aroma
Dark red and purplish in hue, the Hogue Genesis 2006 has fruity aroma and flavor (red berries) and a spicy finish. The wine lacks sufficient body and tastes a bit watery. While it's drinkable, there are definitely bottles that are just as good at lower cost.
Too light, didn't have much body at all. Not a rating in the 90s. Would not buy again.