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2011 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 52346-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2011 Chardonnay displays a creamy richness, with oodles of buttered hazelnut and tropical fruit in a medium to full-bodied, textured, complex and evolved style. I would drink it over the next 3-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A hugely successful 2011, beautifully crafted and sleek, with a creamy and smoky oak edge that's subtle amid the rich, polished fig, pear, citrus rind, beeswax, butterscotch and honey notes. This glides along on a long, silky finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Pungent, high-toned aromas of pineapple, hazelnut and butterscotch. Big and rich but with powerful salty acidity framing the lemon cream and stone fruit flavors. Not yet particularly complex but solid as a rock. Initially the tannins accentuated the impression of acidity but the wine harmonized nicely in the glass with a bit of air. Finishes with a wave of flavor.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Red Sox Fan
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

  • 289 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)