Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009
CHARDONNAY 2009 NAPA VALLEY is grown in the two great Carneros vineyards of Hudson and Hyde vineyards that we have used since our first vintage 15 years ago. The Hyde provides the high notes in the aroma, the musque, as the French colleagues say, and an exciting steeliness for the extra-long finish. The Hudson contributes the stonefruit qualities to the aroma and adds to the plush texture - it gives the velvet its knap.
External Reviews for Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley
A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 750ml
Gold-tinged yellow color; deeper than the 2010. Wilder, soil-driven aromas of peach pit, menthol and minerals, with primary fruits in the deep background. All about minerality and penetrating acidity today, with a strongly saline lemony quality giving the mid-palate a seriously juicy character. Finishes very long, with a hint of gunpowder. This has the grip of a top Puligny. A great showing, but not for drinking now.
Pure and focused, with complex hazelnut, green apple, floral and citrus notes that are young and vibrant. Cleansing, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2019.
The 2009 Chardonnay is breathtaking. It shows gorgeous layers of fruit intermingled with French oak in a dazzling expression of varietal Chardonnay aromas and flavors. It is weightless, elegant and totally harmonious; in a word — fabulous. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2019.