Had another ‘18, Cakebread wine offerings are among my Favs, Chard is no exception, consistent quality year/year. 95% of grapes sourced from Carneros, ‘18 saw 8 months on 1/3 new oak with about 20% of wine going through malolactic fermentation. Aromas of stone fruits, slight & honey scents. On palate complex flavors of apple, peach & lemon zest, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Long finish ending with fruit, wet stone and toasty character. Very nice, aging well. — a day ago
Can’t recall why I ever stopped buying this, as it’s amazing!! Another example of fellow Americans drinking their wines too young.
Medium gold color. One of the best Chard noses ever! Reminds me of high end white burgundies! Wine is well balanced between butter and citrus. Could use more depth and a longer finish, but awesome on a lovely Memorial Day!! — 21 days ago
Outstanding. I love Tor’s wines, but am particularly fond of his white wines. This has hints of honeydew, orange blossoms, cashew, other tropical fruits, and pineapple upside-down cake. Thoroughly delicious! — 6 days ago
Not surprised that this producer produces such an authentic, clear expression of California Chardonnay￼. Raw coconut, Granny Smith apples. Delicious & well spent 15$ Perfect with chicken piccata- artichokes, capers, white wine sauce, arugula & homemade rice cakes with zucchini. — 11 hours ago
This is definitely the most tropical expression of Kongsgaard’s Chardonnay I’ve ever had. Without getting in to all the nuances of vintages, I thought the 2016 had more lemon cream and the 2015 had a more bright profile. Lots of opulence here at an early stage.
Light golden hue in the decanter and so much tropical influence. The aromatics are really pretty...caramelized pineapple, marzipan (something I associate with Aubert), only a hint of lemon cream (something I ALWAYS get with Aubert), and powdered lemon bar. The complexity of Kongsgaard’s palate is always so intriguing to me...the depth and richness (14.1ABV) while still being able to flex a nervy and vibrant wine is hard to come across elsewhere. This is a full throttle chard up front before it turns quite elegant. The palate is loaded with lemon...grilled lemon, lemon cream, lemon scone, but has an orange marmalade and stony vibe down the middle. Obviously young, it’a delicious now with an hour or so in the decanter. — 22 days ago
From the Far Niente winery. Tasted their new ‘19 offering twice. Pale lemon with aromas of stone fruit, floral, spice and citrus. On the palate apple, melon and pear flavors, with lemon zest, vanilla and toasty notes. Nice balance with bright acidity on long finish, savory with spicy rich oaky mineral ending, very nice! — 22 days ago
New allocation of the 2018 vintage. Always a treat to get in to! The 2018 vintage, once again, doesn’t disappoint. Aromas of oak, vanilla, and toasted sugar. Rich heady mouth feel. Full bodied flavors that aren’t too heavy. A real pleasure! — 10 days ago