A real knock-out - 2013 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

Posted by Ian McFadden

"A real knock-out"
2013 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

For decades, Kongsgaard's Chardonnay has been one of the most awe-inspiring Chardonnays coming out of California.

As Antonio Galloni's note above makes clear, the 2013 is a simply stunning edition of the wine.

Few Chardonnays are as riveting. There's full-throttle intensity combined with clarity and verve that never fail to thrill.

The 2013 is epic. It offers an explosive complexity with stone fruits, flowers, spice and much, much more.

The 2013 vintage in Napa produced incredibly concentrated and vivid wines. There's no getting around the fact that this is an attention grabbing and important vintage. Antontio Galloni writes, "When all is said and done, there is little doubt 2013 will go down as one of the all-time great vintages for Napa Valley."

Kongsgaard's 2013 Chardonnay takes the vintage's power and adds a rigorous core, precisely sculpted edges and dynamic mineral elements. There's such volume and glossy depth of fruit, but what really amazes is how these coincide with an invigorating cut.

Kongsgaard's first vintage was 1996. These are California Chardonnays that have stood the test of time. When we talk about the rigorous architecture of these wines, it really shows in how beautifully they age. The 2013 makes clear that John Kongsgaard is one of the masters of Chardonnay.

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Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2013 Kongsgaard Chardonnay