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1997 Kongsgaard Merlot


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SKU: 103944-1997-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Kongsgaard's 1997 Merlot includes 25% Syrah in the blend. There are 125 cases of this peppery, leathery, blackberry-flavored Merlot. Medium to full-bodied, with a fleshy mid-section, and an aromatic style, this delicious effort promises to last for a decade.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2010
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 41 bottles owned
    • 14 collectors