2010 Michael David Winery Incognito, Lodi ($18, 88 pts.)

If you fancy yourself a Kim Crawford fan, chances are you'll love this reasonably priced white from Lodi (inland, east of San Francisco).

Michael David Incognito White Wine Blend
Wine mystery?

2010 Michael David Winery White Wine Blend, Lodi, California

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Michael David Incognito White Wine Blend
VERDICT: "Go for it"
Lodi, California
White Wine Blend, 14.5% alc.
$18
www.MichaelDavidWinery.com
Michael David Incognito White Wine Blend
Wine mystery?

“Crammed with fruit” is right.

Here’s a white wine blend that caught me off guard. If I drank this blindly I would’ve guessed Sauvignon Blanc – there’s so much flower and fruit (honey, apricot) action on the nose, that I’d swear it had to be! But, I’d be wrong.

About two-thirds (63%) of this “Incognito” blend is composed of Viognier, followed by Chardonnay, and Muscat. SB is way down the list only constituting 5%.

This is a unique, and definitely personality driven wine if I ever saw (and tasted) one. Michael David Winery sent us both this and also a Syrah. Between the two this was my favorite, though I’d not sure I’d pop one everyday. Ironically, for a wine that bills itself as secretive it sure is willing to make a bold statement.

The blend was bottled about 9 months ago, and could use a bit more time to settle down (especially for us guys who favor mellow, smooth flavor profiles); amazingly, this might be the first wine I’ve tasted that spent Zero (0, naughta) time aging in a barrel.

If you fancy yourself a Kim Crawford fan, chances are you’ll enjoy this reasonably priced white from Lodi (inland, east of San Francisco).

Michael David Winery Incognito

White Wine Blend

63% Viognier, 21% Chardonnay, 7% Muscat, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Roussanne

Lodi, California

14.5% alc.

$18, 88 pts.

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