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Hogue Merlot 2015

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A fine example of the varietal, the velvety Hogue Cellars Merlot simply drinks well; no rough edges, just solid, good red wine; enjoy with chicken stew and vegetables.

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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.

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Snooth User: poptarts
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/28/2010

Three and a half glasses

Snooth User: khaskins
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/14/2011

Dry all acid and tanins no good flavors with a thin finish.

Snooth User: fmt123
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/15/2011

Two and a half glasses

Snooth User: TwoMartinis
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/11/2008

Deep purple color with scent of dark berries and some spice. This was a medium bodied wine with a medium level of tannins and acid. I was impressed with the overall darkfruit flavor with a little hint of leather on the finish. For the price, it is a good wine to keep around to enjoy whenever.

Snooth User: gzannos
2.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/09/2010

Two glasses

Snooth User: ckn
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 07/06/2007

Three glasses

Snooth User: Boom Amporndanai
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/03/2012

Four glasses

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Vintage: 2012 04/12/2011

A fine example of the varietal, the velvety Hogue Cellars Merlot simply drinks well; no rough edges, just solid, good red wine; enjoy with chicken stew and vegetables.

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Vintage: 2011 04/30/2010

Hogue Cellars Merlot and all other premium wine from Hogue Cellars available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.

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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Hogue is back as a value player. This is a fine effort, ripe enough to avoid the greenies, and showing some detail and cut to the tannins. There's nothing wimpy here; it's got some chewy red fruits backed with earthy tannins, acids proportionate, and a finish that's under 14% alcohol.

Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. As its mixed cepage so clearly suggests, this wine is a bit firmer and more structured than classic Merlot is inclined to be, but it delivers lots of very varietal, ripe-cherry fruit and draws on tailored oak for a nice bit of sweet spice. Long, lightly tannic but with a convincing sense of juice showing throughout its length, this carefully crafted, deceptively deep bargain is sure to improve and can be confidently set aside for another two to five years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

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Vintage: 2007 10/06/2009

Washington State has been touted as perhaps the best Merlot producing region in the United States. Hogue Merlot lives up to this reputation and delivers a warm and fruity wine with aromas of crushed raspberry cherry and lavender. This robust wine has a core of cranberry and cherry flavors with hints of vanilla and spice. With its long fruit-forward finish and supple structure the Merlot would go quite well with succulent barbecued pork or beef.

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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

This is the first time Hogue has made a varietally designated Merlot for their budget line, and itrsquo;s a solid effort. Sweet, pretty fruit is played against tart tannins, with just a hint of cinnamon and mocha spice. Good for the price.

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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

Hoguersquo;s wines have been spotty of late, and the constant change in label design makes the wines difficult to track on the shelf. But this latest Merlot shows a marked improvement over recent vintages, a hopeful sign that this important producer is back on track. Itrsquo;s got a nice, soft entry, with black cherry candy dominating the palate. Therersquo;s a slightly burnt, raisiny flavor running through the finish, as if the grapes were a bit roasted, but the tannins are smooth and for the price it drinks well and delivers an extra dollop of intensity.

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