Hogue Cellars 2012 Genesis Syrah, Columbia Valley, $15

By on March 29, 2015

hogue-cellars-genesis-syrah-bottleBest Buy! Portland native Jim Mills served in the Army before studying microbiology and food science at Washington State University before starting at Hogue as lab manager in 2001, just four years before this consumer-minded tier was created. These days, he oversees the Prosser icon’s red wine program, and this example of Syrah opens with aromas of blackberry, black cherry and cola with toffee and minerality. Alluring flavors of Marionberry and dark cherry lead into moderate tannins and rich blueberry acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 13,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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