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2004 Kongsgaard Viognier/Roussanne

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 89 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 73804-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright, pale yellow. Pungent aromas of citrus zest, minerals and flowers. Penetrating and firm-edged in the mouth, with highly perfumed flavors of crystallized lemon peel, minerals, smoke and candle wax. This has an exhilarating sugar/acid snap, with a sweet/tart quality that continued to bring this taster back for another sip. (In fact, I polished off this bottle a few hours later over dinner.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/Jun 06
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    One of the fun wines in Kongsgaard's portfolio is his playful blend of Roussanne and Viognier. The chunky 2004 (55% Viognier and 45% Roussanne) is not quite up to the level of the previous two vintages, no doubt because the heat of 2004 forced him to harvest earlier than normal. Its evolved light gold color is accompanied by a kinky nose of litchi nuts intermixed with nectarines, marmalade, and honeysuckle. It will offer a pleasant glass of Rhone Ranger white over the next 2-3 years.
    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

    • 48 bottles owned
    • 12 collectors