Hogue Riesling 2006


Wine:  Hogue Riesling 2006

Price: $9.99

Region: Columbia Valley, Washington State

Grape Variety: Riesling

Purchased: Surdyk’s Wine & Liquor, Minneapolis, MN

We purchased this wine as a result of a recommendation from Food & Wine Magazine, and it was another in a long line of stellar values.  We generally prefer red wines, so when we open a white it generally provides a welcome change.  This particular wine had a bright appearance with a golden hue, and we noticed that many small bubbles seemed to cling to the glass.  It wasn’t in the style of a sparkling wine, but it was definitely a change from the reds to which we’re accustomed.  The nose seemed a bit grassy, with a bit of golden straw.  In addition we found some light lemon scent.  Upon tasting the wine, we found that it was very crisp, with a predominance of honeydew melons and another hint of lemon.  The finish was relatively warm, and the overall feel was quite smooth.  We savored this bottle with a recipe of Roast Peppered Cornish Hens, and it was a terrific counterpoint for the mustard and currant jelly glaze on the birds.  In summary, we were quite pleased with this wine, and happy that we have another bottle cooling in our cellar for future enjoyment.

Like most of the wine we drink, we found this wine at the fall wine sale at Surdyks in Minneapolis, at a very reasonable cost.  It’s a terrific value, and we’ll gladly enjoy it again.


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