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2008 Kongsgaard Viorous

  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 238395-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($75; 60% roussanne and 40% viognier) Nose dominated by peach nectar, flowers and spices from the viognier, with a complicating element of wild herbs. Dense and tactile yet with terrific bright fruit character and lovely brisk acidity to lift and frame the wine's intense peach and stone flavors. Finishes chewy and very long. The roussanne here is |as thick as potato soup,| notes Kongsgaard, adding that its job is to |take the viognier down off its floral pedestal.| Both of these are high-pH varieties, and yet the net impression is of an energetic wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A white wine hussy, the blend of 60% Roussanne and 40% Viognier is now called VioRous. Along with those that come from Elaine and Manfred Krankl's Sine Qua Non winery, Kongsgaard's 2008 is the finest white Rhone Ranger blend I have tasted. Exotic, exuberant notes of honeyed lychee nuts, ripe peaches, pineapples, and subtle smoke soar from the glass of this easy to appreciate and drink wine. Big, fleshy, hedonistic, rich, and fruit-driven, I'm not sure how long it will last, but it is irresistible at present.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: gotwine
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

  • 77 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 34 collectors)