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2009 Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 97 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 213531-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Exhibits a dense, rich, explosive core of dried dark berry, loamy earth, tobacco leaf, mocha, herb, black licorice and espresso notes, ending with chewy, mouthcoating tannins. The flavors push through.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good deep ruby-red. Wild aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, smoke, licorice and leather; smells serious. Then broad, sweet and harmonious in the mouth, with dark berry, dark chocolate and savory brown spice flavors sexed up by new Darnajou oak. Builds slowly on the back half, finishing with big mouthcoating tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from the glass with dark plums, black cherries, licorice, graphite and spices. The wine possesses striking textural depth and richness, with dazzling purity and exceptional overall balance. Today the spiciness of the oak comes through just a bit, but that should not be an issue by the time the wine is ready to drink. A final burst of fruit informs the explosive finish. Yields were tiny in 2009, just one ton per acre with 15% Merlot co-fermented in the blend. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2029.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2029
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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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

    • 93 bottles owned
    • 26 collectors