Each year some of our finest Riesling vineyards produce grapes that stand head and shoulders above the rest. We choose several of these vineyard blocks, mark them for Genesis, and pick them at optimal ripeness. The result
is a beautifully balanced, intensely aromatic Riesling. The 2008 vintage
has inviting aromas of lemon-lime, melon, peach, guava and vanilla. It is off-dry with a refreshingly crisp acidity, an underpinning of minerality, and tangerine/apricot on the finish. The Genesis Riesling is a great foil for spicy dishes. Pair it with tandoori chicken, Szechuan beef stir-fry, or smoky, spicy barbecue spare ribs.
"Hogue's Genesis bottling is far more limited than the winery's other Rieslings, and offers dimensions in terms of concentration and grip. Though just 12.6 alcohol, it tastes dry enough, with juicy acidity and green apple flavors. What elevates it above the less expensive bottling is it's length, the minerality and the hints of white flower, Mandarin orange and stone."