I continue to be impressed by Hogue Cellars Wine Genesis 2008 Syrah (which seems to be in somewhat short supply?) It caught my eye on a Fred Meyer run a few days ago. This vintage offers ‘aromas of grape, bramble and strawberry, offset by a minty-floral character. Upfront flavors of black cherry, strawberry and nectarine are backed by earthy oregano and cumin. It’s supple and spicy on the finish.’ I was drawn in by the oregano and cumin bit – it’s a really tasty & smooth Syrah – I highly recommend it. Read more about Genesis from Hogue Cellars‘ website.

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