Appellation: Columbia Valley
Last summer, Hogue Cellars brought in Greg Winter from Sonoma County to head its winemaking program after longtime winemaker Co Dinn left to start his own consulting business. Winter picked up where Dinn left off with the Hogue Riesling program. This mid-tier example from the 2013 vintage is nothing short of stunning. It shows off aromas of jasmine, peach, apple and clove, followed by rich, bright flavors of ripe pear, sweet herbs and a hint of cantaloup. This won a double gold medal at the 2014 Great Northwest Wine Competition. (12.5 percent alcohol)
Cases produced: 2,244
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Food pairings: Enjoy this bright and versatile white wine with everything from Asian dishes to Tex-Mex to seafood.
Hogue Cellars, 2800 Lee Road, Prosser, 800-565-9779, www.hoguecellars.com.