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2009 Kongsgaard Syrah Hudson Vineyard

  • 97 WA
  • 97 IWC
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SKU: 137686-2009-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Good full ruby. Wild, exotic aromas of black cherry, blueberry, smoked meat, truffle, black olive and violet; if the 2010 smells like Hermitage, this is more Cote-Rotie. Harmonious, pliant and suave, showing captivating floral lift to its flavors of black cherry, blueberry and white pepper. Less muscular than the 2010 version and easier to enjoy today. The rising, sappy, subtly complex finish features firm but utterly silky tannins. Last year I suggested that this essence of syrah had the best nose of any wine I tasted on my late-winter tour. I'm happy to report that it's at least as impressive--and flamboyant--in the bottle. A great California syrah in a northern Rhone style.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2009 Syrah Hudson Vineyard is simply breathtaking. White flowers, spices, savory herbs, licorice, graphite and new leather are some of the many nuances that add complexity to a core of deeply expressive dark fruit. The 2009 impresses for its stunning textural elegance and sheer brilliance.
    Drink Dates: 2013 - 2024
    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

    • 99 bottles owned
    • 28 collectors