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2010 Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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SKU: 213531-2010-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (Kongsgaard blends 10% merlot into his cabs): Deep red, more saturated than the 2011. Sweeter and more open on the nose, offering complex scents of black raspberry, brown sugar, truffle and underbrush. Rich, sweet and lush, but with lovely minerality energizing the flavors of blueberry and brown spices. The slowly building finish shows serious, youthfully sullen tannins that will require at least several years of bottle aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A smooth style, with espresso, dried currant, cedary oak, anise and loamy earth, ending with a long, tannic finish that offers notes of dried herb, sage and black tea.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon explodes from the glass with juicy dark cherries, tobacco, plums, spices and grilled herbs. Despite its considerable concentration, the 2010 is quite compact. Today, the wine is much less expressive than it was when I tasted it from barrel. According to John Kongsgaard, the cold vintage produced small berries with high skin to juice ratios, great for firm, cellar worthy wines, but not exactly the conditions that make wines accessible when young. Readers who can be a little patient will be rewarded with a superb wine. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2030
    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

    • 232 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors