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2001 Kongsgaard - Syrah (Hudson Vineyard) Syrah - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

Fifth-generation Napa natives John and Maggy Kongsgaard produce The Judge, Chardonnay, VioRous, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Low yielding vineyards and traditional low-intervention winemaking techniques produce powerful, graceful wines which are high intensity expressions of vineyard and variety.

The core of their endeavor is the ten-acre vineyard they planted in the late 1970s on a... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2014 VF: 2003-2016

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
Author Red Sox Fan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/01/2015
Drink Dates 2015

Soft and enjoyable for about 2 hours after opening, then tannins began to turn harsh. Drink up.

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Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 86.391%
Tasted On 01/15/2013
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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 06/17/2012
Drink Dates 2008-2014

I have not had this young, so I do not have context as to how this wine has aged, but I ws NOT looking for a huge fruit bomb and happily that is NOT what I got. However, I do not think this will get that much better if at all. Color: Showing mature maroon edges, a dark red core, when swirled the mature red really shows Nose: Tar, roast beef, bacon fat, spice, currants, tobacco, this was good to go after being open 30 minutes. Palate: Fine to medium grain tannins, juicy and full textures, decently long finish, 30+ seconds.

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Author Kjartan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.041%
Tasted On 11/25/2011
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Author murban
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.818%
Tasted On 05/16/2009

started out overly jammy and tannic out of the bottle but opened up beautifully w/ good balance and dark fruit overtones.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 08/01/2005
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Powerful and concentrated with excellent depth. Well-defined crystalline dark fruit and game flavors. Forward right now despite its strength. A phenomenal Syrah ? if only it were priced a little less dear. Sadly that is not going to happen given that the price for the 2003 Syrah increased to $150 per bottle. The wine is minimally handled (only two rackings) and ages for two years in 50% new oak before being bottled without fining or filtration. The wine comes from the Q Block of Hudson Vineyard.

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