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2009 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay The Judge 750ml
2009 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay The Judge
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
White / Chardonnay
2009 Kongsgaard - Chardonnay The Judge
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Professional Reviews

IWC
96

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 162

Medium yellow. Nose begins a bit tropical and closed-in but aeration brings great lift from orange rind, lime and iodiney sea breeze. Billowing and weightless on entry, then builds inexorably in the middle palate, showing subtle salty and leesy nuances and powerful crushed-stone minerality. Kongsgaard bottles his chardonnays during the second June or July, when they're beyond the primary, tutti-frutti stage. This extremely backward wine finishes with outstanding grip, piquant citrus lift and great persistence. California chardonnay doesn't get any better than this--and very little Burgundy can equal it either.

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