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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Hogue Genesis Merlot 2006
Hogue Genesis Merlot 2006
(search item no. 100101)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $16.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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 the Columbia Valley. Eastern Washington has gained a reputation as an exceptional Merlot-producing region, and this spicy, silky wine is a fine example of the quality of Merlot the region is capable of producing. The 2006 vintage offers aromas and flavors of wild blueberry and juicy plum with a spicy cinnamon accent. Clean and supple, the wine has a measure of acidity to balance the plush fruit. Pair it with flank steak, veal parmesan or ratatouille.
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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.