Napa Valley, California
Wine Advocate 94+ points! Extremely limited!
"John Kongsgaard is in search of the Holy Grail and these are the most interesting, naturally made wines one will find on Planet Earth."-THE WINE ADVOCATE, ROBERT PARKER
"Fifth-generation Napa natives, Maggy and I began our endeavor in the 1970s planting The Judge vineyard on the Kongsgaard family land near Napa. The inaugural Kongsgaard wines came in 1996. We now produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Albariño, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in our underground winery-a cave dug into the volcanic rock, high on the eastern rim of the Napa Valley where we have planted a spectacular mountain vineyard. We also direct the farming under long-term contracts on several perfect acres in the Napa Carneros and near the winery. These intensely farmed, shy-bearing vineyards and our traditional low-intervention winemaking produce powerful, graceful wines-vivid expressions of vineyard and variety. Production is limited to what we, with our son Alex, can make with our own hands." -JOHN KONGSGAARD
"Kongsgaard's Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Atlas Peak on a parcel of leased ground. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is sensational. This looks to be great stuff, but needs another 3-4 years of cellaring to show its full potential. Layers of ripe blackcurrant fruit and again some dusty, earthy minerality are present, and the wine shows plenty of blackberry and cassis. It is full-bodied, moderately tannic, and relatively extravagant in its density and richness. This wine should be put to sleep for 3-4 years and drunk over the following 25-30 years." Drink 2018 - 2045. December/2015-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 94+ points!
Enjoy Kongsgaard Cabernet Sauvignon with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.