Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.2656 ratings
9.2146 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

The third white in an insane flight of Chardonnays. I guessed all were Cali (they were), and guessed they are all 2012 (they were). I actually guessed this was either Kongsgaard or Jarvis Finch Hollow, so half right? Richly gold in the glass (Kongsgaard giveaway). Acidity was fairly high which was surprising. Honeyed fruit and honeycomb. Always unique and always fantastic.

@Benjamin Keator had his hosting at the CC tonight and it was absolutely incredible. What a night of gorgeous wines! All wines are guessed blind.

The third white in an insane flight of Chardonnays. I guessed all were Cali (they were), and guessed they are all 2012 (they were). I actually guessed this was either Kongsgaard or Jarvis Finch Hollow, so half right? Richly gold in the glass (Kongsgaard giveaway). Acidity was fairly high which was surprising. Honeyed fruit and honeycomb. Always unique and always fantastic.

Nov 3rd, 2018
David L

10’ Kongsgaard Chardonnay. Deep gold color. Aromas of white peaches, lemons, citrus blossoms, crushed rocks. Ripe acidity throughout the glass. So good! Perfect drinking window. Pop & pour. With age the oak has integrated nicely. Edit- Almost 2 hours into this ... beautiful 👍. Many great years in front it.

10’ Kongsgaard Chardonnay. Deep gold color. Aromas of white peaches, lemons, citrus blossoms, crushed rocks. Ripe acidity throughout the glass. So good! Perfect drinking window. Pop & pour. With age the oak has integrated nicely. Edit- Almost 2 hours into this ... beautiful 👍. Many great years in front it.

Jul 15th, 2018
Matt Lasater

The hallmark, and almost its give away, is its balance of all the complexities that come together to create a stunning wine of richness, precision, harmony and length. There’s so many facets to this wine and they all seem to be working together to weave a whole, uniformed wine. Reminiscent of Batard Montrachet, but with a little more CA sunshine to boot. So powerful but so playful and energetic on the palate.

The hallmark, and almost its give away, is its balance of all the complexities that come together to create a stunning wine of richness, precision, harmony and length. There’s so many facets to this wine and they all seem to be working together to weave a whole, uniformed wine. Reminiscent of Batard Montrachet, but with a little more CA sunshine to boot. So powerful but so playful and energetic on the palate.

Jun 8th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Ending this morning’s flight with an iconic Napa white. Creamy, and bountiful it sings of California, without losing its pillared acid structure. Squash blossom, cereal grains, ripe yellow apple skin - the liquid embodiment of the golden West Coast sun.

Ending this morning’s flight with an iconic Napa white. Creamy, and bountiful it sings of California, without losing its pillared acid structure. Squash blossom, cereal grains, ripe yellow apple skin - the liquid embodiment of the golden West Coast sun.

May 5th, 2018
David L

15’ Decant & serve slightly below room temperature 👍🎯

15’ Decant & serve slightly below room temperature 👍🎯

Feb 24th, 2018
Beau Carson

What chardonnay should be.

What chardonnay should be.

Jul 20th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

10

Incredible power but balance, has aged beautifully, still very rich and fresh, which is the tension that I always feel makes this wine

Incredible power but balance, has aged beautifully, still very rich and fresh, which is the tension that I always feel makes this wine

5 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2014
Alex Kroblin

Co-owner Thirst Wine Merchants

10

Alex had this 4 years ago

Alex had this 4 years ago

2 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
TC Frazier

I could see where this would be age worthy, but just not my style of Chardonnay.

I could see where this would be age worthy, but just not my style of Chardonnay.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2014
Bill Bender

An impressive combination of weight/power and lift/vibrancy/balance. California's Montrachet.

An impressive combination of weight/power and lift/vibrancy/balance. California's Montrachet.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017