Napa Valley, California
Wine Advocate 92 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
"The 2008 Syrah from a special, 3-acre parcel of the Hudson Vineyard planted in volcanic soils reveals abundant steak tartare/meaty notes intermixed with notions of smoked herbs, bacon, black currants, plums and Asian spices. This full-bodied, complex Syrah should be consumed over the next 7-8 years." December/2010-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 92 points!
Enjoy Kongsgaard Syrah with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.