Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.517 ratings
9.57 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

I had the ‘16 about 4 months ago and found it to be more rich as this was slightly more mineral like in profile. It’s undoubtedly still massive and a beautifully round wine though. Maybe this vintage is slightly more elegant and finesse driven. Floral, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and sea salt aromatics. Focused and clean on the palate with honeyed almonds, wet rock, and lemon oil. Thanks
@Weston Eidson .

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

I had the ‘16 about 4 months ago and found it to be more rich as this was slightly more mineral like in profile. It’s undoubtedly still massive and a beautifully round wine though. Maybe this vintage is slightly more elegant and finesse driven. Floral, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and sea salt aromatics. Focused and clean on the palate with honeyed almonds, wet rock, and lemon oil. Thanks
@Weston Eidson .

Oct 10th, 2019
Bill Bender

The Judge has few domestic Chard equals but this was reluctant and wee bit fat in SA. Give it a minute.

The Judge has few domestic Chard equals but this was reluctant and wee bit fat in SA. Give it a minute.

Nov 11th, 2018
Joe Lucca

@Mike R just being a plain old STUD. No better way to step off the plane than to be poured a glass and lots of SMILES. Honeyed apricot, Cara Cara orange, hyacinth. A big boy that needs time.

@Mike R just being a plain old STUD. No better way to step off the plane than to be poured a glass and lots of SMILES. Honeyed apricot, Cara Cara orange, hyacinth. A big boy that needs time.

Nov 8th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

@Bill Bender and my wife and the Judge - what can I say - great wine people and all smiles

@Bill Bender and my wife and the Judge - what can I say - great wine people and all smiles

Nov 8th, 2018
David L

It’s baby . Thanks @Mike R

It’s baby . Thanks @Mike R

Nov 7th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

Awesome way to Get the party started.

Awesome way to Get the party started.

Apr 15th, 2018
Mikey T

$226 direct from the winery

$226 direct from the winery

Jun 10th, 2019
Martin Sher

Stunning complexity - immense pleasure . One of the best if not *the* best domestic Chardonnays I’ve had.
Bravo! BTW I’M MOVING TO MIAMI - who of you on Delectable is Miami-based? Would love to connect!

Stunning complexity - immense pleasure . One of the best if not *the* best domestic Chardonnays I’ve had.
Bravo! BTW I’M MOVING TO MIAMI - who of you on Delectable is Miami-based? Would love to connect!

Dec 26th, 2018
Cameron Etezadi

Where have you been all my life? Clean, crisp, and done up like Burgundy instead of California.

Where have you been all my life? Clean, crisp, and done up like Burgundy instead of California.

Sep 24th, 2018
Mikey T

Not sure if there’s a better California Chardonnay
$226 club price

Not sure if there’s a better California Chardonnay
$226 club price

Jun 7th, 2018