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Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2004

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Another very good chardonnay, very similar to the regular bottling -- same notes of poached pears and tropical fruits. The main difference, however, was the texture, which was glycerol-like in its viscosity.

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Kongsgaard Wine:
Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shy-bearing vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines — high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety. The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in so... Read more
Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shy-bearing vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines — high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety. The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in southern Napa Valley which has belonged to the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. In addition to these family acres, they direct the farming under long-term contract on another seven acres in the Napa Carneros and three acres near St. Helena. The winery, on the eastern rim of Napa Valley, is a cave drilled into the volcanic rock. Production is limited to what they can make with their own hands. Read less

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Snooth User: adb4usc
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4.50 5
12/07/2007

A fantastic Chardonnay if you can afford it! Then again, there has to be a higher cost since the process is so complex (no fining or filtration in bottling, grapes spent 20-22 months on their lees), etc. Put this baby away f or 5-7 years if you like!


External Reviews for Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

The 2004 Chardonnay, which has not had a touch of SO2 (it was already 13 months old when I tasted it), exhibits notes of honeyed orange rind, caramel, and liqueur of rocks along with wonderful full-bodied opulence, and exquisite definition and richne... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2004 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 750ml



Another very good chardonnay, very similar to the regular bottling -- same notes of poached pears and tropical fruits. The main difference, however, was the texture, which was glycerol-like in its viscosity.

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