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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Hogue Genesis Merlot 2008
Hogue Genesis Merlot 2008
(search item no. 114057)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 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:

The 2008 Merlot is scented with blueberry, spicy sandalwood, cinnamon, and leather. On the palate, it's rich and creamy with dark cherry, maple, cocoa, and a note of orange zest. Pair with roasted rack of lamb with herbed demi-glace, grilled steak with shallot/lemon butter, eggplant Parmesan, or caramelized fig tart with honey and bleu cheese.
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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.