Wine Spectator – Insider 2019

A FIRST LOOK AT EXCITING NEW WINES

2017 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 94

Suave and rich-tasting, with concentrated flavors of dried pear, baked apple and melon that offer a lilting creaminess. Plush and well-spiced on the unctuous finish. Drink now through 2024.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard Russian River
Score: 93

Big, rich and powerful, featuring concentrated flavors of apple pastry, ripe pear and dried tropical fruits. Very toasty midpalate, with buttery accents on the finish. Drink now through 2023.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard Carneros
Score: 94

Features finely textured and rich flavors of apple pastry, pear tart and lemon curd, backed by crunchy acidity. The minerally finish is lithe and filled with powerful spiciness. Drink now through 2025.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Larry Hyde and Sons Vineyard Carneros
Score: 96

Voluptuous and unctuous, featuring intensely pure flavors of baked pear, apple pastry and melon confit that are powerfully structured. Sage cream and butter accents show midpalate, with a long, rich finish that offers lemon curd notes. Drink now through 2025.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 94

Powerful toasty and crushed stone notes accent the focused flavors of Gala apple, nectarine and white berry. Dried tropical fruit details fill the rich and textured finish, with lemon drop hints. Drink now through 2025.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Powder House Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 92

A big, rich and fruity style, featuring apple and peach pastry flavors that offer some savory accents. The broad finish shows plenty of oak, with red berry hints. Drink now through 2023.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate Vineyard Napa Valley
Score: 93

A sculpted and sleek style, with lemon drop notes to the well-spiced flavors of apple tart, ripe pear and pineapple cake. The luscious finish offers exotic spice and cream accents. Drink now through 2023.
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2017 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 95

Pure-tasting, offering vibrant, well-structured flavors of green pear, mango, apple and red peach. Shows lively minerality midpalate, with a finish of crushed stone and spice notes. Drink now through 2025.
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2017 Aubert Pinot Noir UV Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 94

Juicy and well-sculpted, with dried rose petal, raspberry tart and crushed dark plum flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins and lively acidity. Red licorice accents emerge on the fresh, minerally finish. Drink now through 2024.
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2017 Aubert Pinot Noir UV-SL Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Score: 95

Rich, expressive and loaded with concentrated boysenberry, plum tart and dark cherry flavors that are flush with crunchy acidity. Minerally in the midpalate with a long, plush finish that features flinty and meaty overtones. Drink now through 2024.
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