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    Hogue Genesis Syrah 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Columbia Valley, Washington

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    Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 106791

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Hogue family planted its first vineyard over 25 years ago and soon realized that Washington's climate and soils had the potential to nurture world-class wines. The Hogue Cellars mission has always been to make wines that fulfill the promise of the land, using superior viticulture and winemaking techniques. Today, the family's original vision is celebrated in Genesis wines, which are crafted with the highest quality fruit from acclaimed vineyards throughout Columbia Valley. Washington Syrah exhibits dark, juicy fruit character, brilliant color, a complex varietal gaminess, and a relatively low tannin level. The 2008 vintage offers aromas of grape, bramble, and strawberry, offset by a minty-floral character. Up-front flavors of black cherry, strawberry, and nectarine are backed by earthy oregano and cumin. It's supple and spicy on the finish. Pair with rich, bold dishes—roast duck, tri tip with juniper berries, venison chili, or barbecued pork ribs.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Smooth and appealing for its root beer notes around a lithe core of blackberry and spice flavors. Finishes with finesse. Drink now through 2014. 3,928 cases made.

    89 Points
    Wine Spectator
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