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

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