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2005 Kongsgaard Wines Chardonnay Napa Valley
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($75) Good bright, pale yellow. Lovely lift and complexity to the aromas of lemon, almond, marzipan, stone fruits and flowers, with intriguing crushed rock and fruit pit nuances. Densely packed and generous on the palate, showing much more flesh and generosity of texture today than the young 2006. But there's also superb grip to the flavors of lemon drop, crushed rock, minerals and spices. This has put on weight since I tasted it a year ago from barrel.

89 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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