The Hogue family planted its first vineyard over 25 years ago and soon realized that Washington’s climate and soils had the potential to nurture world class wines. The Hogue Cellars mission has always been to make wines that fulfill the promise of the land, using superior viticulture and winemaking techniques. Today, the family’s original vision is celebrated in Genesis wines, which are crafted with the highest quality fruit from acclaimed vineyards throughout Columbia Valley. Washington Syrah exhibits dark, juicy fruit character, brilliant color, a complex varietal gaminess and a relatively low tannin level. Rich, dark fruits define the 2009 vintage: blackberry, cherry, and dark currant with complex hints of wild game, nutmeg, and vanilla. A clean, crisp wine, this Syrah pairs well with rosemarymustard glazed lamb chops, cherry-lacquered ribs, and pan-fried duck breast.