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- Bucko - 02-02-2001 11:11 PM

1998 Hoodsport, Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $17, 1,451 cases. If you are looking for a Chardonnay unburdened by buttery, oaky flavors, look no further. Limited use of malolactic fermentation and American oak allows the crisp apple fruit to shine through. Good value.

1998 Hoodsport, Gewurztraminer, Yakima Valley, $13, 1,759 cases. Lovely grapefruit on the nose. Delicately sweet at 2.4% residual sugar, grapefruit and green apple flavors prevail, finishing with nice acidity. A good match for pacific rim foods.

1998 Hoodsport, Lemberger-Cabernet, Yakima Valley, $15, 1,279 cases. 67% Lemberger, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Delightful plum, cherry and cedar aromas. A nice expression of the grape, the lush fruit is similar to the nose, with a hint of earthiness and modest tannins on the finish. Match with grilled salmon.

NV Hoodsport, Raspberry, Washington State, Washington State, $13, 5,900 cases. The winery only uses the Willamette cultivar (21 varieties of raspberries). Intense raspberry aromas makes you want to smell this fruit wine all day. Off-dry, with lush raspberry flavors, the finish is long and fruity.

NV Hoodsport, Rhubarb, Washington State, $13, 6,300 cases. Delicate rhubarb aromas. Clean, crisp, off-dry, with light rhubarb flavors, this is a delightful fruit wine. Match with a cheese plate. The winery likes to pan fry oysters and use the wine in a reduction sauce that brings out the sweetness inherent in Hoodsport oysters.

1998 Hoodsport, Semillon, Yakima Valley, $13, 386 cases. Crisp, clean, and fruity, with pear and fig nuances, and just a touch of American oak A good example of the fruit.