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Hogue Cellars Genesis Meritage 2012 Wine Review

Hogue Cellars Genesis Meritage 2012

Hogue Cellars Genesis Meritage 2012

Columbia Valley, United States

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hogue Cellars

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Full-bodied and savoury with notes of black fruit, smoke and dried herbs. Pair with grilled meats.

This Hogue Cellars Genesis Meritage 2012 was reviewed on April 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Chewy deep red with wild berry flavours (mulberry, blueberry, cherry); bitter cocoa and black pepper. This bold wine would be a little kinder with a couple years of aging, or a few hours of decanting.

Pair with: grilled meats in sweet BBQ sauce to match the boldness of the wine, but offset a little of the dryness. Smokey baked beans and molasses.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The nose offers ripe cherry, blackberry, spice, cedar and a hint of floral note. The palate brings out spicy black fruit with some cedar and mocha. The finish is long with some moderately soft tannins.
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A little closed with spice being the dominant aroma. The spice follows through mixed with subtle tastes of fruit. Medium fruit finish.
Tasted April 3/16
Carola Price rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Washington state continues to impress with its offerings. While I think the stars of the state are Syrah and Riesling this Meritage is pretty tasty. On the nose a bit of plum jam and orange peel while in the mouth there was lots of non-descript black fruit and some white pepper with orange zest again. Heavy bodied with a long finish this wine still needs time to develop and may soften a bit if decanted twice. Pair with big bold meats and stews perhaps using the wine for the gravy will marry your meal nicely.
Hold 2 to 6 years
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

This Bordeaux blend consists of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aromas are a bit tight at first, but there is some plum, red currant, and some cedar. Medium bodied, fruit is bright on the palate, medium + acid. Tannins are present but not overwhelming. Try with braised or roasted beef.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 79/100 with the following review:

Needs time to breathe…
Presentation: Easy to read, there’s a softness to it
Appearance: Medium ruby red
Nose: Grass, caramel
Taste: Sour berries, tannic, leather
Finish: Strong tannins
Overall impression: This one needs time to mellow out. It’s a little one dimensional.
Value: 3/5

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