Hogue Vineyard Selection Syrah 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 41814
  • red wine
  • WS89
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

This is Hogue's second Vineyard Selection Syrah. The variety does extremely well in eastern Washington's arid climate with the Syrah grape expressing the terroir in which it is grown. The resulting wine shows great red fruit and cherry notes with plum and violet background aromas. We've blended in Lemberger, which shares many qualities with Syrah, to the finished wine. The black pepper and spice of the Lemberger combines with the cinnamon from the oak and the clove from the Syrah to add complexity. The spice bouquet adds to the earthy character of the wine. On the palate the wine has a soft viscosity and structure. The silkiness in the mouth makes this Syrah a great food wine. Try it with Mediterranean dishes such as grilled lamb, Moussaka, goat cheese gnocchi, or spicy lasagna.

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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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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