Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.538 ratings
9.510 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Verve, weight and opulence. This just had an astounding amount of lift. Ocean air and quince aromatics, flavors of marcana almond, toast, lemon curd and baked apple. Long lingering finish. There's a lot going on here and all of it is good.

Verve, weight and opulence. This just had an astounding amount of lift. Ocean air and quince aromatics, flavors of marcana almond, toast, lemon curd and baked apple. Long lingering finish. There's a lot going on here and all of it is good.

Jul 24th, 2016
Kenneth Korsbæk

2012

Apr 2nd, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Well, compared to the 2010 this is just worlds above. Everything i wished the last one was, this is.

Well, compared to the 2010 this is just worlds above. Everything i wished the last one was, this is.

Sep 28th, 2015
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

8.9

Certainly big, but not without a sense of grace.

Certainly big, but not without a sense of grace.

May 12th, 2015
Greg Gregory

Just not my style. Too ripe for me but I'm sure most will LOVE!

Just not my style. Too ripe for me but I'm sure most will LOVE!

Feb 27th, 2015
Sawyer Riley

The Judge with homemade pizza.

The Judge with homemade pizza.

Jul 10th, 2014
Benjamin Keator

Just about our most favorite wine on the planet. Needs a healthy decant to show everything she’s got. After 4 hours the complexity and integration hits its stride. Tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) with zero tartness. 60 second finish. Much better balance than the 2012 regular Kongsgaard which is still too tight.

Just about our most favorite wine on the planet. Needs a healthy decant to show everything she’s got. After 4 hours the complexity and integration hits its stride. Tropical fruit (mostly pineapple) with zero tartness. 60 second finish. Much better balance than the 2012 regular Kongsgaard which is still too tight.

Oct 1st, 2017
Joe Conti

This wine was the chardonnay of the night for me. Huge wine. Tongue coating. Finish lasts a couple minutes really great stuff. Thanks for bringing this @Bill Bender

This wine was the chardonnay of the night for me. Huge wine. Tongue coating. Finish lasts a couple minutes really great stuff. Thanks for bringing this @Bill Bender

Jul 24th, 2016
WPO

Not sure it gets better.

Not sure it gets better.

Jul 2nd, 2016
David Gregg

very well balanced and incredible texture, the finish is long and oak very present but balanced with the bright acid and fruit. One of my favorite Napa chardonnays

very well balanced and incredible texture, the finish is long and oak very present but balanced with the bright acid and fruit. One of my favorite Napa chardonnays

May 27th, 2016