Kongsgaard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
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2018 Kongsgaard Napa Valley Chardonnay is both opulent and energetic, embracing all of Chardonnay’s splendor. Peach and honey rise over the toasty brioche aromas, and the density of mineral flavors extend to the end of the wine’s exalted long finish. The Wine Advocate noted that the “palate has electric intensity,” and described our “classically forged Chardonnays” as “consistently jaw-droppingly incredible.” 2,200 cases produced,
The 2018 Chardonnay is fresh, delicate and airy, with striking aromatic lift and energy, but a bit less oiliness than is often the case. Citrus confit, white flowers and white pepper add brightness, but it is the wine's energy and tension that are so distinctive today. This is such a pretty and promising wine.
A barrel sample, the 2018 Chardonnay bursts from the glass with bold notes of warm peaches, spiced pears and applesauce with hints of candied ginger, honeycomb and lime cordial. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has electric intensity, with a refreshing line of racy acid cutting through the tightly wound stone fruit and spicy layers, finishing long and honey laced.