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2008 Kongsgaard Wines Chardonnay Napa Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(2.4 g/l residual sugar, vs. just under 1 gram for the 2009):  Good full golden yellow with a green tinge. Spicy, leesy aromas of nectarine and tropical fruits.  Fat, rich and lightly saline; in a sweeter, fruitier style than the young 2009 but showing less mineral and stony influence.  And a tad aggressive on the back end today.  This wine finished its malo in the first year but the sugar fermentation lasted until the spring of 2010.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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