Articles and Reviews

  • 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 …

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  • Vinous – May 2019 – Exploring The Best New Releases from Sonoma and Beyond

    Mark Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are every bit as remarkable from bottle as they were from tank. Interestingly, the Labor Day heat spikes had the effect of blocking some of the maturation of the vines. So, in a very warm and …

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  • James Suckling, The Good and the Bad of Sonoma – November 2018

    Richness in chardonnay can be thrilling, as long as it delivers balance and distinctiveness. It can be impressive, expressive and artfully interpreted but, just as a great gymnast will demonstrate, the dismount or finish must be precise and on point. …

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  • The Wine Advocate, Mid-October 2018 New Releases

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate During my tasting visit to the winery in August 2018, Mark Aubert informed me that they were all done picking before the fires in 2017. In fact, I had visited Aubert in 2017 at …

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  • Wine Spectator – July 31, 2018 – Annual Chardonnay Report

    Mark Aubert’s Ambition: The Napa native makes some of California’s most sought-after Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs 2016 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 93 Offers a long embrace of oak, with subtle toast amid the taut green apple, …

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  • June 2018 – Jeb Dunnuck

    Located in Napa yet pulling mostly from top sites in Sonoma and Carneros, Mark Aubert continues to work his magic with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These latest releases show the elegant, balanced style of the 2016 vintage, yet still have …

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  • Jan 2018 Vinous – Antonio Galloni

    2016 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 95 Drinking Window: 2018 – 2026 Racy and unctuous in the glass, the 2016 Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is one of the most viscous wines in this range. This opulent, dense Chardonnay …

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  • The Wine Advocate Issue 233, October 2017

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate Issue 233 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 98-100 Points The 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate is beguiling in its complexity and singularity, offering up scents of smoked nuts, waxed lemons, crushed rocks and …

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  • May 2017 – James Suckling

    2015 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 98 Oyster shell and mother of pearl and dried apple. Some lemon undertones. Full body, very dense and powerful. Complex. The finish just melts. Exciting white. Drink now. 2015 Aubert Chardonnay …

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  • Jan 2017 Vinous – Antonio Galloni

    Mark Aubert describes 2015 as a year with tiny clusters that resulted from the cumulative effects of the drought and poor weather during flowering. The freakish weather resulted in a compact harvest that lasted about 3-4 weeks. Because of the …

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