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2009 Kongsgaard Wines Chardonnay The Judge Napa Valley
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96(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

Medium yellow.  Nose begins a bit tropical and closed-in but aeration brings great lift from orange rind, lime and iodiney sea breeze.  Billowing and weightless on entry, then builds inexorably in the middle palate, showing subtle salty and leesy nuances and powerful crushed-stone minerality.  Kongsgaard bottles his chardonnays during the second June or July, when they're beyond the primary, tutti-frutti stage.  This extremely backward wine finishes with outstanding grip, piquant citrus lift and great persistence.  California chardonnay doesn't get any better than this--and very little Burgundy can equal it either.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
98+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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