Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley 2011

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93-95 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Full bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines lemon, peach...

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Tewksbury Fine Wine and Spirits
Oldwick, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 139.99
750ml
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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
Vintage: 2006 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
Vintage: 2006 03/20/2009

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


Snooth User: snkk
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/28/2011

しっかりした美味しいシャルドネ


Snooth User: adb4usc
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 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!


Snooth User: cannerygirl76
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/28/2008

As good as it gets in Napa! Second only to the Judge.


External Reviews for Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from Napa, North Coast, California, USA


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Vintage: 2009 10/29/2011

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 11/19/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2009 04/26/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2009 04/26/2013

Pure and focused, with complex hazelnut, green apple, floral and citrus notes that are young and vibrant. Cleansing, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2019.


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Vintage: 2008 12/30/2012

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from Napa, North Coast, California, USA


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/19/2010

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2008 Kongsgaard Chardonnay 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

93-95 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Full bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines lemon, peach, hazelnut and smoky lees. Then tighter in the mouth than the open nose suggests, showing superb density and snap and a compellingly tactile texture. Finishes with electric acidity and sneaky palate-staining persistence. This will need patience. Kongsgaard adds a bit of SO2 to his wines to retard the malolactic fermentations but then does not add any more again until after the following vintage, in an attempt 'to allow everything that's going to oxidize to oxidize.' This, he says, gives his wines a nutty, leesy, aldehytic character, often with the early gunpowder quality of the wines of Coche-Dury. He practices 'a fairly aggressive lees stirring regimen,' explaining that the lees essentially fine the wine. (May/Jun 2013)

93-95 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Full bright yellow-gold. Knockout nose combines lemon, peach, hazelnut and smoky lees. Then tighter in the mouth than the open nose suggests, showing superb density and snap and a compellingly tactile texture. Finishes with electric acidity and sneaky palate-staining persistence. This will need patience. Kongsgaard adds a bit of SO2 to his wines to retard the malolactic fermentations but then does not add any more again until after the following vintage, in an attempt 'to allow everything that's going to oxidize to oxidize.' This, he says, gives his wines a nutty, leesy, aldehytic character, often with the early gunpowder quality of the wines of Coche-Dury. He practices 'a fairly aggressive lees stirring regimen,' explaining that the lees essentially fine the wine. (May/Jun 2013)

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