Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2006

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[95 pts Stephen Tanzer] ''Pale' bright yellow. Aromas of lemon curd minerals and crushed stone lifted by citrus zest....

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Heavily oaked aromas yet the palate is light and slightly floral. Very clean, bright and featuring a crisp citrus acidity. Lingering finish of grap... Read more

Balanced and elegant with tones of nuttiness, honey, and citrus. Read more

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4.00 5
01/13/2009

Heavily oaked aromas yet the palate is light and slightly floral. Very clean, bright and featuring a crisp citrus acidity. Lingering finish of grapefruit that I would love to pair with a mellow cheese -- there's enough of a nutty character there to support food. I would rate this wine higher but I find it fairly flat and academic (textbook Chardonnay). It's very clean but -- I wish it had more character! But wow, does it linger...


Snooth User: mallietta
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3.50 5
03/20/2009

Balanced and elegant with tones of nuttiness, honey, and citrus.


Snooth User: snkk
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4.50 5
02/28/2011

しっかりした美味しいシャルドネ


External Reviews for Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

The Kongsgaard family has owned the parcel of land that produces this amazingly dense and concentrated Chardonnay since the 1920s. The vineyard sits atop a rocky hill in southeast Napa where the vines must struggle to obtain nutrients. John Kongsgaard ferments in old oak using indigenous yeasts.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/31/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2006 - Kongsgaard Chardonnay - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Chardonnay - 750 ml.


External Review
05/22/2011

The 2002 Chardonnay appears to be slightly behind the 2001, but it is one year younger. Already complex, with tremendous opulence, it is made in an exuberant, in-your-face California style with abundant glycerin, flavor intensity, and alcohol. This extravagantly rich effort should be consumed during its first 5-6 years of life. Drink 2003-2009.


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05/22/2011

The 2006 Chardonnay reveals high acidity. When I tasted it at age 12 months, it had still not had any SO2 added, and it was still on its primary lees. I have written at length about Kongsgaard's belief that Chardonnay has to first die in the barrel, then resurrect itself, and unless a winemaker has the guts to watch that happen, it is doubtful they will achieve the complexity that Kongsgaard does on a routine basis. The 2006 is young, primary, and elegant with plenty of citrus and tangerine oil characteristics as well as hints of quince and crushed rocks. It should prove to be long-lived given its acid profile.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Fine white wine- 2006 - Kongsgaard Chardonnay - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Chardonnay - 750 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

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Winemaker's Notes:

[95 pts Stephen Tanzer] ''Pale' bright yellow. Aromas of lemon curd minerals and crushed stone lifted by citrus zest. Intensely flavored but youthfully austere with brisk acid giving grip and shape to the complex notes of spices flowers herbs and minerals. This one has a lower pH than the '05 noted Kongsgaard' who told me that his 2006 chardonnays took a good three to four months to ferment their sugars (his new cellar maintains a consistent temperature of 58o).'

[95 pts Stephen Tanzer] ''Pale' bright yellow. Aromas of lemon curd minerals and crushed stone lifted by citrus zest. Intensely flavored but youthfully austere with brisk acid giving grip and shape to the complex notes of spices flowers herbs and minerals. This one has a lower pH than the '05 noted Kongsgaard' who told me that his 2006 chardonnays took a good three to four months to ferment their sugars (his new cellar maintains a consistent temperature of 58o).'

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