Random musings on food,wine and sometimes life in general.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Virginia Wines - Prince Michel Winery
Still enjoying the wine we purchased earlier this year from Prince Michel winery, just outside of Charlottesville, VA. Tonight, it's their Viognier, a lovely white. We picked up their 2006 Ivy Creek Farm Viognier. At first taste (especially early in the evening, while it still holds a chill from the fridge), it comes across your palate with a nice fruity taste - you'll savor the apricot and mango. I also got a hint of vanilla. It is very rich, quite full-bodied, which I find rare in a white, but then again, I haven't tasted a lot of this varietal. As it warms up, the vanilla becomes a little more pronounced, you still get that rich taste, and there's a bit of the essence of tropical fruit that lingers with the finish. It is a limited production wine, and well worth the $26.99 price tag.
""We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good." Thomas Jefferson