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2009 Kongsgaard Wines Chardonnay Napa Valley
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94(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Gold-tinged yellow color; deeper than the 2010.  Wilder, soil-driven aromas of peach pit, menthol and minerals, with primary fruits in the deep background.  All about minerality and penetrating acidity today, with a strongly saline lemony quality giving the mid-palate a seriously juicy character.  Finishes very long, with a hint of gunpowder.  This has the grip of a top Puligny.  A great showing, but not for drinking now.

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

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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