Articles and Reviews

  • 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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  • The Wine Advocate Issue 227, October 2016

    Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate Issue 227 2015 Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast Score: 98-100 Points The 2015 Chardonnay Cix Estate is 100% Montrachet clone and shows notes of liquified stones, quince, honeysuckle, caramelized citrus, and hints of …

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  • Jan 2016 Vinous – Antonio Galloni

    This is a fabulous set of wines from Mark Aubert. The Chardonnays in particular are exceptional. In my view, Aubert’s wines, especially the Chardonnays, have become more refined over last few years, something Mark Aubert attributes to moving into his …

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