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2000 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay 750ml
2000 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
White / Chardonnay
2000 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 108

($70; bottled in August of 2002) Attractive pale yellow color. Sappy, pure, highly aromatic fruit aromas of orange peel, peach and lemon cream, complicated by notes of mirabelle and minerals; not particularly oaky despite the fact that it was aged in all new barrels. Very ripe and rich but juicy, with sharply delineated flavors of citrus fruits, orange peel, honey, spices and flowers. Showing wonderfully primary flavors and great spicy persistence. While numerous 2000 chardonnays will never be better than they are today, this wine is still youthfully undeveloped and should go through a graceful evolution in bottle over the next four to six years. Finishes with excellent grip.

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Community Reviews

90

Daniel B Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 03/01/2003

After Marcassin, Kongsgaard may very well be the best Chardonnay made in California. The 2000 has a more advanced/darker color than past vintages. Unlike in past vintages, this wine is drinkable now. Good viscosity, excellent acidity, and powerful flavors of honeyed apples and spice. A very fine Chardonnay but this is a far weaker effort than past vintages.

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