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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 97923)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

For our Genesis brand wines, we seek grapes from some of the most distinctive vineyard sites in Eastern Washington. The 2006 vintage showcases fruit from two of the state's premiere sites for Cabernet—Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope, where the desert-like conditions of very warm days, cool nights and drying winds allow the grapes to fully ripen with little threat from disease. Classic Cabernet flavors of cassis, berry and plum mingle harmoniously with light oak spice and an understated sage note. The wine is soft and plush on the palate, with velvety tannins and an aromatic finish.

Serve with pepper-crusted tenderloin, lamb roast or savory beef short ribs and creamy sage-oregano polenta.

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About The Hogue Cellars:

The Hogue Cellars, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premier grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of foods.