2010 Genesis Columbia Valley Riesling, WA $4.99

Silverdale, WA    12.1% alc.    (Purchased on 3/7/14)

Produced by Hogue.  Apparently older brother Gary Hogue is still involved in the winery, but I also found information indicating that Hogue is owned by the gigantic Constellation Brands.

IMG_1433Brilliant pale straw color.  Nose shows green apple, white peach, lemon and lime zest and just the faintest hint of German-style diesel aromas.  In texture, it’s light and lilting with perfect tart acidity on the tongue.  More tart Granny Smith apple, underripe peach and zingy lemon/lime flavors. There is some extraction and mouthfeel in the finish.  While there is 1.4% residual sugar, it will likely be perceived by most as being on the dry side for Riesling (mostly due to the level of acidity).  Clean, crisp and flavorful.  An excellent example of WA state Riesling and an outstanding food wine.

I found multiple reviews with very high scores from various wine professionals throughout the industry…and the wine is generally selling in the $16-$18 range (though that seems high for WA state).  Definitely worth seeking out.  Regular reader/contributor JWC from Oregon posted his take on this wine here.  And yes, Seedboy…I think you would thoroughly enjoy this Riesling.


3 thoughts on “2010 Genesis Columbia Valley Riesling, WA $4.99

  1. RockRat

    I liked, it too, and my notes echo lim13s. I liked it a little better than Wines of Substance Re Riesling, in large part because of that petrol note. They otherwise seemed rather similar to me.

    1. lim13 Post author

      Thanks for reporting, RR…and glad you enjoyed it too. I haven’t seen the Wines of Substance over here yet…just the Syrah, Merlot and Cab Sauv.

  2. jwc

    I’m surprised that there are not any comments or feedback on this riesling from Hogue Cellars. Truly one of the better Washington rieslings that have been at GO in quite awhile.


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