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2016 Kongsgaard Syrah

ITEM 7951949 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
dahan1 2 $165 $330 OT
wolee9 1 $155 $155
clipfan 2 $155 $310
drew80 1 $155 $155
danba99 0 of 2 $155 $0
xuzhe 0 of 3 $135 $0
6 $135
Item Sold Amount Date
I7951949 2 $165 Sep 19, 2021
I7951949 4 $155 Sep 19, 2021
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RATINGS

99Vinous / IWC

Simply magnificent. Deep and unctuous, yet also exquisitely layered, the 2016 has so much going on. A rush of black pepper, menthol, lavender, licorice, cured meat and smoke build into the explosive finish...In a word: tremendous.

98+ The Wine Advocate

Perfumed black berries, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and blueberry preserves with touches of violets, scorched earth and smoked meats. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and decadent, it has a firm yet plush frame and very long, layered finish.

PRODUCER

Kongsgaard

Kongsgaard Wines was founded in 1996 by John Kongsgaard, a Napa Valley native whose family has been in the valley for generations. The winery’s stellar reputation comes from its Chardonnays, which regularly win praise from reviewers for their resemblance to fine Burgundian Chardonnays. The estate also makes Roussanne/Viognier blends and some Cabernet Sauvignons and Syrahs. Kongsgaard’s primary vineyard is a 10-acre plot planted in the late 1970s in southern Napa Valley. The land has been in the Kongsgaard family since the 1920s. Kongsgaard also uses grapes from contract growers with long time ties to the winery. John Kongsgaard remains the owner and winemaker.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.