Friday, June 22, 2007

Hogue Chenin Blanc 2005 wine review by (PB)

Washington State (Columbia Valley) Chenin has gentle spicy tropical fruit aroma and pleasant citrus notes. Palate is quite robust with nice Chenin flavors of rich summer fruit with underlying citrus charm. Structure is a little sluggish but finishes with a gentle sweetness. This is a value wine for chilling down and sitting around in the summer wind and sipping away the evening; or afternoon; or midmorning, what the heck!

I paid $8 for this and it is a fair value. Hogue tends to produce these popular tasting, inexpensive wines that are almost always reliable. So raise a glass.

1 comment:

sean said...

I'm not familiar with Hogue. I'll have to look out for it. Wines from Washington State are really hard to get in the UK. In fact, most US imports are from the big Californian winemakers.

Had a great Oregon one though, a Williamette Valley Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002. I was challenged by to review it in the comments. (I'm no wine critic, but I really enjoyed it.)