2008 Kongsgaard - Syrah (Hudson Vineyard) 750ml

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2008 Kongsgaard - Syrah (Hudson Vineyard)
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International Wine Cellar | 93

Good full ruby-red. Sappy aromas of dark berries, black cherry and mocha; slightly liqueur-like. A concentrated fruit bomb in the mouth, with a compelling sweetness to its dark plum, black raspberry, spice and licorice flavors. Can't quite match the 2009 for mineral-driven complexity, but firm acidity gives shape to this mouthfilling syrah. This should be perfect at about age seven.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2008 Syrah from a special, 3-acre parcel of the Hudson Vineyard planted in volcanic soils reveals abundant steak tartare/meaty notes intermixed with notions of smoked herbs, bacon, black currants, plums and Asian spices. This full-bodied, complex Syrah should be consumed over the next 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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More Vintages and Sizes of Kongsgaard - Syrah (Hudson Vineyard):

2010 (750ml)
2001 (750ml)

About This Producer


Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Low yielding vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines which are high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety.

The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a rocky hilltop in southern Napa Valley which has belonged to the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. In addition to these family acres, they direct the farming under long-term contract on another seven acres in Carneros and three acres near St. Helena. The winery, on the eastern rim of Napa Valley, is a cave drilled into the volcanic rock. Production is limited to what they can make with their own hands.

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