It’s a screw cap bottle, but it wasn’t that cheap!
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
2001 Columbia Valley
Starting off with a screw cap instead of a cork or plastic cork, I was a little skeptical. If there is anything that makes me a “wine snob”, it’s probably that — the cork. I like a real cork, cork. That’s just me.
Tasting this wine was wonderful! This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot makes a great “have all on it’s own” wine. I’m so used to trying wines from California that I was surprised to find out that Hogue Cellars is not located in California … it’s in Washington State! I don’t know if that makes a difference, but this is just a perfect Cabernet and Merlot blending for the price. I picked up my bottle for around $10! I’m surprised how much I like this one. I’m also thinking that I need to try more Washington State wines.
The Hogue Cellars Winery isn’t an old classic winery – it’s actually fairly new. Founded by Mike and Gary in 1982, it produced 2,000 cases of wine that year. Today, according to AvalonWine.com – it’s one of the largest family owned wineries in the state producing 450,000 cases of wine. Impressive – and the foundation of this winery … it was the family farm back in the 70’s.