Kongsgaard

Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

At peak, juicy acididty, honey (supposedly), nectar of the gods — 13 days ago

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Hudson Vineyard Syrah 2012

Excellent! — 2 months ago

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Vio Rous Napa Valley Viognier Roussanne Blend 2016

Missing in Action. And I generally like this cuvée. — 3 months ago

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@Bill Bender : “Inconceivable!”
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Hahahaha you’re right @Shay A man, I messed that up. His voice was on high volume in my head with the wrong exclamation!
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@Bill Bender : One of my favorite movies!

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Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

Always delightful, and certainly drinking well in the current window. Poured a little cooler than the Kongsgaard, and also benefitted from approaching room temperature. While slightly edged out by the 13 Kong in my opinion tonight, still a beautiful benchmark Aubert wine. — 5 months ago

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Napa Valley Merlot 1997

At first I thought this might be over the hill, but 30 minutes in the glass brought out red dark fruit. Could pass for a ripe Pomerol maybe? I haven’t loved a lot of 1997 Napa wines, but this was quite nice. — 15 days ago

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Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Syrah

Heavy aromas of tar, charcoal, smokey meat and vanilla. Decanting helped soften and bring out some bright cherry. Mid palate shows plush black fruit and chocolate. The finish is more black olive than I care for, but hoping that softens as it gets air. One of the most interesting wines I’ve had in a while. — 3 months ago

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Nice! Cheers! 🍷
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Had the chardonnay, and The Judge, tonight but I’ve never had their Syrah. Sounds intriguing.

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Kings Farm Red Blend

$75 direct from the winery. Really good with Pizza, drank it slowly over two or three days storing it at 56° and really wish there was more. Also wish it wasn’t so hot here all the time that I couldn’t enjoy more reds like this. — 3 months ago

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Napa Valley Albariño 2017

Green apple, green pear, pineapple, coconut, green mango, lemongrass, lemon creme, chalk, high acid, very rich and full mouth. — 2 months ago

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Really great - didn’t know they made a Albariño

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The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.4

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Tasted alongside the Napa chardonnay from Kongsgaard, this was more elegant and finesse driven in every way. The nose wasn’t as bold with the oak and the palate was more acidic with lemon tart, lemon cream, and honeysuckle sporting a lengthy finish. My understanding is that The Judge builds in power with age so this is a peek at the very beginning of its climb. I guessed this was 2014 Aubert Ritchie.
— 3 months ago

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Young
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@David L : When do these start peaking? 5-7years after release? This was my first Judge, so I’d like to try one at its peak to see how it differs.
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5-7 Perfect @Shay A

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The Fimasaurus Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

As @David L would say ”It’s a baby” 👶 not anywhere close to prime time. Definite hold. — 4 months ago

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