Hogue Fruit Forward Cabernet-Merlot 1999

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Blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot had been a tradition for centuries. But in most cases, only a small amount of Cabernet or Merlot is added to the other for a bit of added complexity or softness. Blending almost equal amounts of each varietal makes the resulting wine a perfect complement to both varietals: the body and character of Cabernet with the soft richness and fruit of Merlot. The finished blend had a wonderful purple/red color, with aromas of cherry, tobacco and licorice. A chocolaty top note lingers behind the fruit. Flavors are of fruit and spice, complemented by a medium-rich mouthfeel and a toasty vanilla finish. The winemakers suggest pairing it with moussaka or a rabbit fricassee.

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The Hogue Cellars, Washington
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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.
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PBC2171049_1999 Item# 25349

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