Hogue puts bright, black cherry fruit in the nose, even though the wine is still a bit tight in the glass. It's not a big or bold style, but a very well-made, one should say well-crafted, wine and a fine value. It shows good structure and true varietal flavors, with a pleasing finish and dark, toasty tannins.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.