Kongsgaard The Judge Napa Chardonnay 2020 Rated 96VM
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
The 2020 Chardonnay The Judge is fabulous. It is also easily one of the wines of the vintage. Bright and vibrant, the 2020 is all class. The 2020 is not as opulent as these wines used to be, but no matter, all the elements are so well balanced. Lemon confit, marzipan, spice, minerals and a kiss of French oak all build effortlessly into a crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures. Drinking Window: 2023-2030. (By Antonio Galloni on October 2022)
From the 6-acre original planting with some vines going back to the 1970s, this gnarly old vineyard miraculously gives us a wine completely unique in the world. It's like a riddle: how can a wine be so sublimely subtle and so unbelievably intense at the same time? The Judge (John's father) would have been 100 this year. He would be proud of his son and grandson.