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Genesis By Hogue Columbia Valley Chardonnay Washington 2003

External Review by Shop Wine Direct:

Wine Tasting NotesGreat Chardonnays are always a balance between varietal fruit character developed in the vineyard and the added flavor complexity from oak aging and malolactic fermentation. For our Genesis Chardonnay we combined three vineyards so that the finished blend expresses the best character of each: tropical fruit, creme brulee, and pineapple. The oak is well integrated and rich flavors of pineapple, vanilla, juniper, and nutmeg are soft on the palate. Intense flavor concentration in the wine allowed for 89% of the wine to undergo malolactic fermentation and still retain its crispness and fruit. Ten months of barrel aging developed rich, complex aromas that complement the intense fruit and malolactic character. This lush wine should pair especially well with poultry dishes or halibut with curried apple butter.

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Winery: Hogue Cellars
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Hogue Cellars:
THE HOGUE CELLARS™, founded in 1982 by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington's Columbia Valley, the premiere 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 food.

External Reviews for Genesis By Hogue Columbia Valley Chardonnay Washington

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesGreat Chardonnays are always a balance between varietal fruit character developed in the vineyard and the added flavor complexity from oak aging and malolactic fermentation. For our Genesis Chardonnay we combined three vineyards so that the finished blend expresses the best character of each: tropical fruit, creme brulee, and pineapple. The oak is well integrated and rich flavors of pineapple, vanilla, juniper, and nutmeg are soft on the palate. Intense flavor concentration in the wine allowed for 89% of the wine to undergo malolactic fermentation and still retain its crispness and fruit. Ten months of barrel aging developed rich, complex aromas that complement the intense fruit and malolactic character. This lush wine should pair especially well with poultry dishes or halibut with curried apple butter.




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