Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Wa, 2014 (750ml)Winemaker's Notes
For Hogue Genesis, we seek wine grapes from the most distinctive vineyard sites in Eastern Washington. Overall, 2008 was a cooler-than-average year, beginning with an unusually cool spring, which led to late bud break. During summer, the ripening fruit enjoyed even temperatures with no significant heat spikes. September and October were cool and dry. The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a silky richness and great depth with blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry flavors, along with a trace of warm vanilla and nutmeg. Pour the Genesis Cabernet with prime rib, pepper and garlic crusted roast beef, or grilled steaks.
2007 WS 89 points
Wine Spectator - "Polished, generous and airy in texture, with pure currant and blackberry flavors that hint at coffee as the finish lingers against fine tannins. Drink now through 2014."
2006 Wine Spectator 88
2004 Wine Enthusiast 87
2004 Wine Spectator 86