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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Hogue Genesis Syrah 2007
Hogue Genesis Syrah 2007
(search item no. 101202)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Hogue family planted its first vineyard over 25 years ago and soon realized that Washington's climate and soils had the potential to nurture world class wines. The Hogue Cellars' mission has always been to make wines that fulfill the promise of the land, using superior viticulture and winemaking techniques. Today, the family's original vision is celebrated in Genesis wines, which are crafted with the highest quality fruit from acclaimed vineyards throughout Columbia Valley.

Washington Syrah exhibits dark, juicy fruit character, brilliant color, a complex varietal gaminess and a relatively low tannin level. Our 2007 vintage displays intriguing aromas of blackberry, fig, cranberry and apricot, with cinnamon, hazelnut and a bit of white pepper. On the palate this rich, finely balanced wine offers bright black cherry and a note of cinnamon spice. Pair with wild mushroom risotto or grilled pork chops with caramelized onions and apple chutney.

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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.