Critical Acclaim


“John Kongsgaard is among the most influential winemakers in Napa Valley.  Not only does he produce what is arguably the finest Chardonnay in the state, but over the years, his intellectual prowess and professorial demeanor have fostered a veritable coven of miscreants.

The 2010 Fimasaurus Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is the epitome of purity, power, and intensity.  Aromas of flowers and black fruits intermingle, and once again we see that uncanny ability of the Kongsgaard wines to be massive yet so lively on the palate.  The initial sweet fruits melt away into a crystalline, savory, mineral-laden, mouthwatering finish.  Incredibly great wine.”

Book published in 2015.