Hogue Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 10563
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Winemaker's Notes

The key to making great Cabernet Sauvignon is to ensure the crop load is balanced so that all of the grapes can ripen evenly and develop concentrated flavors. The rich flavors in this wine come not only from the Cabernet Sauvignon itself, but also from the addition of other red varietals: 14% Merlot for elegance, 5% Lemberger and 1% Syrah for a black pepper note and 2% Cabernet Franc for backbone. The result? Cherry, cranberry and vanilla aromas and flavors integrated with toasty oak. A slight bell pepper note in the background adds complexity. The texture is soft and velvety, with nice oak, vanilla and clove note in the balanced tannic finish. The winemakers suggest mid-term consumption with grilled bell peppers, BBQ beef, spicy pasta or a bittersweet chocolate desert.

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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.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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