Washington State has gained recognition for being one of the best Merlot-producing regions in the United States. The Hogue Cellars Merlot lives up to this reputation and delivers a bright, fruit-driven wine with aromas of plum, cranberry and cedar. Ripe berry and cherry flavors mingle on the palate with warm cinnamon, nutmeg spice, and a subtle note of oak. With its easy tannins and good fruit-acidity balance, this Merlot will complement a wide variety of foods. Pour it alongside pizza with Italian sausage, grilled burgers, or a rich and creamy fettuccine Alfredo.
THE HOGUE CELLARS™, founded in 1982
by Mike and Gary Hogue, is located in Eastern Washington’s Columbia Valley, the premiere grape growing region of the state. The climate and soils of the Columbia Valley produce grapes with intense fruit flavors and high natural acidity. The wines have a liveliness and ripe, zesty fruit flavors that make them ideal complements to a wide range of food.