2003 Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 97

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2005
There are only 100 cases of the 2003 Chardonnay The Judge (which debuted in 2002 and is named after his father). Representing the essence of Chardonnay it is a bit weighty revealing a liqueur of nectarine-like character... There are only 100 cases of the 2003 Chardonnay The Judge (which debuted in 2002 and is named after his father). Representing the essence of Chardonnay it is a bit weighty revealing a liqueur of nectarine-like character along with all the other components found in the regular bottling. Full-bodied and powerful it is one of the most profound Chardonnays made in California. Sadly it is extremely limited in availability.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
($175; Kongsgaard makes this wine from what he describes as "visually perfect fruit" from the family's vineyard in southeastern Napa Valley Extravagant aromas of orange blossom apricot nuts butterscotch and light... ($175; Kongsgaard makes this wine from what he describes as "visually perfect fruit" from the family's vineyard in southeastern Napa Valley Extravagant aromas of orange blossom apricot nuts butterscotch and light sulfides. Dense but ur gent in the mouth; at least as lush and concentrated as the "regular" chardonnay but with extraordinary vibrancy and great acid spine. Captivating downright Burgundian notes of roasted almond and minerals. Kongsgaard notes that the alcohol in these four chardonnays is just under 15%. 94-97 points
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2003