2001 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2001 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
An awesome effort the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate’s finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orange marmalade minerals lemon oil and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its... An awesome effort the 2001 Chardonnay may be this estate’s finest Chardonnay to date. Boasting profoundly intense notes of orange marmalade minerals lemon oil and honeysuckle as well as great delineation for its massive size this terrific Chardonnay tastes like a grand cru white Burgundy. The finish lasts for 45 seconds. Wines such as this make a mockery of some of the uneducated rhetoric coming from wine journalists who constantly criticize mediocre over-oaked Chardonnays but fail to identify the great ones. It is capable of lasting and evolving for a decade.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2004
A remarkably bold rich yet elegant and refined style with tiers of complex pear hazelnut honeysuckle spice and orange/citrus peel scents. Intense and concentrated it further folds in complex mineral sage and a touch of... A remarkably bold rich yet elegant and refined style with tiers of complex pear hazelnut honeysuckle spice and orange/citrus peel scents. Intense and concentrated it further folds in complex mineral sage and a touch of marmalade. Finishes in a long persistent aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 900 cases made. (JL)
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
($75) Pale medium yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of candied orange peel mirabelle smoke and exotic herbs as in Chartreuse or Benedictine. Wonderfully restrained and precise in the mouth with the nervosite of great... ($75) Pale medium yellow. Slightly high-toned aromas of candied orange peel mirabelle smoke and exotic herbs as in Chartreuse or Benedictine. Wonderfully restrained and precise in the mouth with the nervosite of great Burgundy. Bright minerally and gripping with hints of citrus peel and exotic herbs lifted by brisk acidity. Not at all an in-your-face style of California chardonnay despite its obvious density and strong extract. This will make a killer ringer in a white Burgundy tasting six or eight years from now. Kongsgaard described 2002 as a good "coolish" year for chardonnay in fact the latest ever for his north-facing chardonnay vineyard in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley. 94(+?) points