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. The 2008 vintage offers aromas of grape, bramble,
and strawberry, offset by a minty-floral character. Up-front flavors of black cherry,
strawberry, and nectarine are backed by earthy oregano and cumin. It's supple
and spicy on the finish. Pair with rich, bold dishes—roast duck, tri tip with juniper
berries, venison chili, or barbecued pork ribs.