Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.424 ratings
9.46 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Kongsgaard Chardonnay is a sensational wine that is showing its full-throttle decadence now at the four year mark. Once on the nose this takes on layers of vanilla Creme brûlée and butterscotch woven together with mango and pineapple upside down cake that all meld together in the glass. The palate is silky smooth and wonderfully viscous. Ripe banana and roasted pineapple intermingle with baking spice infused challah bread, and Meyer lemon creme brûlée flavors. Gorgeous to enjoy in its youth, this beautiful Chardonnay will cellar well for more than a decade to come. Drink 2020-2035- 95

The 2016 Kongsgaard Chardonnay is a sensational wine that is showing its full-throttle decadence now at the four year mark. Once on the nose this takes on layers of vanilla Creme brûlée and butterscotch woven together with mango and pineapple upside down cake that all meld together in the glass. The palate is silky smooth and wonderfully viscous. Ripe banana and roasted pineapple intermingle with baking spice infused challah bread, and Meyer lemon creme brûlée flavors. Gorgeous to enjoy in its youth, this beautiful Chardonnay will cellar well for more than a decade to come. Drink 2020-2035- 95

Sep 7th, 2020
Mike R
9.5

Was amazing - really really good - enjoyed with @David L after WNH zoom Christmas in July tasting

Was amazing - really really good - enjoyed with @David L after WNH zoom Christmas in July tasting

Jul 13th, 2020
Shay A
9.4

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

This was really fun trying alongside The Judge (once they were revealed). I guessed this was 3-5 year old Cali chardonnay, and guessed it was a Montagu Ritchie. Crazy power to this...it mellowed a touch with time in the glass, but it was large and in charge. Smoked marshmallows, lemon oil, hazelnut and honeyed fruits. Viscous and rich on the palate.

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

This was really fun trying alongside The Judge (once they were revealed). I guessed this was 3-5 year old Cali chardonnay, and guessed it was a Montagu Ritchie. Crazy power to this...it mellowed a touch with time in the glass, but it was large and in charge. Smoked marshmallows, lemon oil, hazelnut and honeyed fruits. Viscous and rich on the palate.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Tony Chen

Fruity & delicious

Fruity & delicious

Jan 11th, 2021
Shana Beal

Swingers and sushi

Swingers and sushi

May 31st, 2020
Ryan Vento

This remains my favorite Chard to-date. So incredibly deep and sensuous with notes of honey-drizzled pear, fresh garden herbs, citrus, and mint. Paired nicely with uni & caviar pasta.

This remains my favorite Chard to-date. So incredibly deep and sensuous with notes of honey-drizzled pear, fresh garden herbs, citrus, and mint. Paired nicely with uni & caviar pasta.

Dec 21st, 2019
Eric L.

Delicious

Delicious

Dec 10th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

A youngster. Did a double decant just before tasting. Ripe lemon rind, vanilla caramel, and a fleeting whiff of matchstick. Palette shows incredibly ripe tropical fruits, caramel, and freshly sliced jalapeño. Utterly delicious. How would one wait on this?

A youngster. Did a double decant just before tasting. Ripe lemon rind, vanilla caramel, and a fleeting whiff of matchstick. Palette shows incredibly ripe tropical fruits, caramel, and freshly sliced jalapeño. Utterly delicious. How would one wait on this?

Nov 23rd, 2019
Peter Hladun

Wonderful balance of oak, minerality and stone fruit.

Wonderful balance of oak, minerality and stone fruit.

Aug 25th, 2019
Shea Bove

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Sep 17th, 2020