Our 2003 Fumé Blanc has aromas of grapefruit, peach, guava and grass, along with vanilla and a hint of
smokiness. On the palate are varietal flavors of grapefruit, white peach and honeydew melon. The wine is crisp,
smoky and round with moderate weight and richness contributed by the Semillon (17%) added to the blend. The
winemakers suggest paring the Fumé Blanc with grilled shrimp or raw oysters on the half shell.
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.