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The 2021 Chardonnay CIX Estate finds Mark Aubert as his most brilliant. This is all class.

Vinous – 100 Points – 2021 CIX Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.

-Antonio Galloni, Vinous - May 2024

Aubert’s trio of 2021 single-vineyard Sonoma Pinots hits all the right notes, and a tasting of library wines reveals what to expect down the road.

-James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - Mark Aubert Applies a Bordeaux Mentality to Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, June 2023

Mark Aubert is the leading light in the American chardonnay story.

James Suckling #37 Wine of 2022: 2021 UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay – 99 Points

-James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com - Top 100 Wines of the USA 2022, December 2022

Here, we focus on winemakers who have had the biggest influence on California Chardonnay so far… The wines Aubert makes are among California’s most recognizable.

-MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator - Legends of California Chardonnay, July 2022

Aubert was firing on all cylinders in 2019, with five classic-scorers among nine releases, all of them in his voluptuous and mouthfilling style.

-Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator - California Chardonnay: Power & Finesse, June 2021

These 2018s are tightly coiled wines that possess great tension and are poised to burst with tons of energy.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 100 Points – 2018 Lauren Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.

-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - Spotlight on Aubert, January 2021

Mark Aubert is a skilled master of Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. The Napa native makes some of California’s most sought-after Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.

Wine Spectator’s #2 Wine of 2020 – 2018 UV Vineyard Pinot Noir.

-Wine Spectator - Top 100, December 31, 2020

Each 100-point wine is a testimony to that magic chemistry that occurs when an incredible site…experiences a vintage that plays to its strength… This is what wine, at its pinnacle, is all about.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 100 Points – 2017 Lauren Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.

-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate - Perfect Finds: Our 100-Point Wines for 2020

The UV-SL Vineyard is one of three Pinots that Aubert makes, and his best from the 2017 vintage.

Wine Spectator’s #52 Wine of 2019 – 2017 UV-SL Vineyard Pinot Noir.

-Wine Spectator - Top 100, December 31, 2019

Mark Aubert is a master of California Chardonnay, and Larry Hyde owns one of the most coveted vineyard sites in the Carneros district of southern Napa County.

Wine Spectator’s #6 Wine of 2018 – 2016 Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay.

-Wine Spectator - Top 100, December 31, 2018

For the past 20 years, Aubert has strategized relentlessly to realize his ultimate goal: to make California Chardonnay that rivals white Burgundy. And he’s become a grand master.

– Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator - Cover Story, July 31, 2018

Areas such as Sonoma County are full of exceptional vineyards yielding strikingly complex and engaging wines from numerous appellations…Aubert has a handful of highly rated ’15s, led by the 95-point Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast UV Vineyard .

-James Laube, Wine Spectator - California Pinot Noir Issue, October 15, 2018