Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley the Judge 2004

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Is the usual blend of Kongsgaard, Hudson and Hyde vineyards. Like The Judge, this wine spends 22 months in the barrel...

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Wine Commune Auctions
Berkeley, CA (680 mi)
USD 407.55
750ml
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About as good as a Californian chard gets. Read more

Wilder, more reduced nose than the 2005, with notes of mocha, smoke and nutty oak. Then broad, dry and full: this is almost too big for the mouth. ... Read more

The 2004 Chardonnay The Judge has more of everything than the regular bottling, including concentration, perfume, structure, and richness. This sur... Read more

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Snooth User: Matthew MacVicar
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4.50 5
03/30/2014

About as good as a Californian chard gets.


External Reviews for Kongsgaard Chardonnay Napa Valley the Judge

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/13/2011

Wilder, more reduced nose than the 2005, with notes of mocha, smoke and nutty oak. Then broad, dry and full: this is almost too big for the mouth. This glyceral-thick chardonnay boasts staggering volume, but in spite of its almost exotic thickness an... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2004 Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

The 2004 Chardonnay The Judge has more of everything than the regular bottling, including concentration, perfume, structure, and richness. This surreal Chardonnay has very few peers in California. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2004 Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Is the usual blend of Kongsgaard, Hudson and Hyde vineyards. Like The Judge, this wine spends 22 months in the barrel in which it was fermented. The idea of the long barrel aging is to bring out the mineral character and allow the fruit to loom in the background. Parker noted the “smoky terroir-like earthiness, terrific acidity, and laser-like precision,” and found the aroma to show “ripe poached pear and a hint of orange blossom.” This Chardonnay fermented for 14 months – the indigenous yeast worked slowly but steadily and the fruit of their struggle is the extravagantly opulent and complex finish.

Is the usual blend of Kongsgaard, Hudson and Hyde vineyards. Like The Judge, this wine spends 22 months in the barrel in which it was fermented. The idea of the long barrel aging is to bring out the mineral character and allow the fruit to loom in the background. Parker noted the “smoky terroir-like earthiness, terrific acidity, and laser-like precision,” and found the aroma to show “ripe poached pear and a hint of orange blossom.” This Chardonnay fermented for 14 months – the indigenous yeast worked slowly but steadily and the fruit of their struggle is the extravagantly opulent and complex finish.

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