1999 Hogue Genesis Cabernet Sauvignon
The rich flavors in this wine comes primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon, but are enhanced by the addition of 15% Merlot for elegance and 4% Lemberger and Cabernet Franc for character. The resulting wine has cherry, cranberry, and vanilla aromas and flavors integrated with toasty oak. A slight bell pepper note in the background adds complexity. The texture is soft and velvety, with nice oak, vanilla and clove note in the balanced tannic finish.