Articles and Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate – January 2021 – Spotlight on Aubert

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate California has maybe half a dozen of consistently extraordinary Chardonnay producers. That is to say, winemakers of this grape that stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world. Winemakers that do not …

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  • Vinous – January 2021

    Mark Aubert’s 2019s are fabulous. The wines clearly benefit from a stable growing season that saw less heat than 2018, especially towards the end of the season. The Chardonnays are now so consistent that choosing among them really comes down …

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  • James Suckling, Weekly Tasting Report – December 2020

    We rated the 2018 Aubert chardonnays this week and one Aubert wine shares line honors for a perfect 100-point score. The Aubert Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Lauren Estate 2018 is the first white wine from the USA to receive a coveted …

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  • Wine Spectator – Spring 2020 – Producer Spotlight

    Mark Aubert’s Opulent Chardonnays Napa Valley–based vintner Mark Aubert is one of the top producers of California Chardonnay. He draws on his own estate sources, along with a bevy of leading vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa counties, to make …

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  • Vinous – January 2020 – 2017 & 2018 Napa Valley In Depth

    I didn’t think Mark Aubert and assistant winemaker, Laura Jones, could top their brilliant 2017s, but they may have done so with these stellar 2018s. The Chardonnays in particular are brilliant. The even, cool growing season yielded Chardonnays that are …

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  • The Wine Advocate, Issue 245 End of October 2019

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “2017 was incredibly stressful…” recalled Mark Aubert. “The finished wines are just so intense.” Aubert had finished picking well before the fires in 2017. In fact, the Sugar Shack vineyard in Rutherford—usually the first …

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  • Wine Spectator – July 31, 2019 – Annual Chardonnay Report

    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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