Incognito Viognier 2012
Lemon and apple on the nose. Full-bodied with a sweet beginning that subtlety transforms in a more oakey type chardonnay profile. Well balanced, especially using 5 different grape variety, and a please for the taste profile. Unique and worth at try at this price. Enjoy.Add winemaker's notes
Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael~David Winery produces some of the finest award-winning varietal wines in California. We are six generations of winegrowers specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi's famous Old Vine Zinfandels. Our tasting room, café and farmer's fresh market are located just 30 minutes south of Sacramento and one hour east of the Bay Area. Enjoy!
Lemon and apple on the nose. Full-bodied with a sweet beginning that subtlety transforms in a more oakey type chardonnay profile. Well balanced, especially using 5 different grape variety, and a please for the taste profile. Unique and worth at try at this price. Enjoy.
Wine may be a bit over-aged. Musty nose with faint fruit and mineral. Off-dry with balance toward a pseudo-sweet taste. Fruit of pear and yellow apple with slightly bitter nuts. Finishes of bitter nuts. Body medium plus, slightly slick in the mouth, acid medium.
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Do you like peaches and cream? Look no further than this elegant, lightly sweet liquid delicacy. A full, fruity mouthfeel is blanketed by a buttery, velvety texture of peaches and honeysuckle. This wine is perfect for both formal and informal occasions - with your Easter ham or turkey, at wedding parties, or served with hors d'oeuvres for summertime patio wine tastings. I also recommend it with spicy Indian food accompanied by chutney.
The wine that invoked the name! Originally bottled as a Roussanne in 1999, our Rhone-style white was later found to be a clone of Viognier from the Neuf du Pape region after extensive DNA testing at U.C. Davis. Ripe and crammed with fruit, the Incognito White has aromatics of honey, citrus, ripe apricots and summer melons. This full-bodied wine is pure and unoaked, leaving only the expressions of the blended varietals to show.
Michael David makes this white wine, a blend of mostly Viognier and Chardonnay, with smaller amounts of Malvasia Bianca, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc and Symphony, steel-tank fermented and aged, a deliciously bright and perfumed, light-drinking, golden wine with a tropical fruit nose and ripe peach and melon as it goes down.
A strong effort, the 2006 Incognito Viognier exhibits plenty of apricot and melony fruit as well as a hint of exotic tropical fruits. With excellent purity, and surprising size and definition, it represents a very good value for Viognier. It should be consumed over the next year. Some super values emerge from this Lodi winery.
Easy to like for its fruity, flowery flavors and crisp acidity, this wine has extra layers of complexity. It feels as rich as honey in the mouth, yet is fundamentally dry. Nice with poultry, veal or fish with a fruity salsa topping.
The 2005 and 2006 Incognito Viognier are nearly equal in quality. The 2006 is more fruit-forward. The wine possesses Viognier's telltale peach and honeysuckle characteristics, and is meant to be consumed during its first 1-2 years of life.
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