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2005 Michael David Phillips Viognier "Incognito"

Winery: Michael David Phillips

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Incognito"

Wine Category: Viognier

Grape blend: 84% Viognier, 11% Roussanne, & 5% Marsanne

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 7,500

KWG Score: 91.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: February 26, 2007

Wine Review: Some day Viognier will break thru to the other side and become much more popular than it is today. This is an example of a wine that could help that cause. This wine is very floral on the nose. On the palate, the wine is quite lively and tasty. This is a nice food pairing wine. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Incognito's grapes are grown in the Ripken Vineyard, east of the Carquinez Straits in the Sacramento River Delta region of California. Warm days and cool evenings - reminiscent of the clone's native Rhone Valley - produce the powerful and intense fruit with a sultry body that characterizes this wine, making it unlike any other Viognier.

Organic status: not organic

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