2011KongsgaardCH2011 Kongsgaard, Chardonnay, Napa Valley.
John Kongsgaard’s Chardonnays are legendary, and the 2011 will certainly be a huge success, and it will sell out faster than you can read this, so be sure not to blink and keep a good eye out, the latest release should be hitting the stores very soon (Nov-Dec 2013). Also check out his wonderful Albarino it might be easier to find and it is one of the best in California along with Bedrock’s version, it is a delightful white wine. The 2011 Kongsgaard Chardonnay is exotic and beautiful from start to finish with vigorous acidity, deep layers and endless finish, this is pure class leading off with white flowers, citrus oil, lemongrass and honeysuckle along with wet stones before opening in the mouth to reveal peach, apple, pear and lemon curd fruits, mineral spice, golden fig, clove and tropical essences. Finishes long and delicate, but leaving a nice sense of richness, while being alive and vibrant throughout. This wine is beautifully detailed and is sublime artisan Chardonnay, an American Grand Cru in the glass, Stunning, Drink 2014-2019.
($75-100 Est.) 94-95 Points, grapelive

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