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Aubert

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2014 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

With more finesse and freshness than power, the wine is bright, crisp, fresh and focused on its sweet, ripe, energetic lemon, pear, floral and stone personality.

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2013 Aubert Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 98

Wow! There is such a beautiful purity to all the layers of crisp apple, sweet pear, citrus peel and tangerine. There is a sweetness that adds a tropical accent, which comes from the levels of ripeness in the fruit. The acidity is right there too, which keeps this fresh and invigorating.

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2012 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard  (Russian River Valley) 98

This was spectacular! Fresh, balanced, harmonious and packed with the perfect amount of ripe, sweet, citrus, pears, apples and stone. Rich, but not too rich, the oak was in check and fruit had this great sense of purity that you seldom find. I wish I had more than 1 bottle remaining.

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2012 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 96

Rich, lush, juicy, ripe, citrus, apple and pear. Concentrated, but balanced, no sensation of heat, just a great purity of fruit in an upfront, opulent style.

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Fat, rich, sweet, lush, round and packed with juicy, citrus fruits, pears, apples and a tropical note. Vanilla tones are present in the nose and on the palate, but there is more than enough ample layers of fruit to overcome the oak. This is big, concentrated, opulent, complex expression of California Chardonnay.

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2012 Aubert Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons  (Carneros) 95

Fat, ripe, lush, juicy, sweet citrus fruits with a lot concentration of flavor and raw material. Dense, but still light on its feet, due to all the fresh acidity. At this stage of development, there is also a strong oak note to contend with, so if that is an issue, give it 3-5 years, which will help integrate the oak, and bring out more fresh, mineralistic character.

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2011 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard  (Russian River Valley) 93

Buttered popcorn, pears, citrus, apple and vanilla bean on the nose. Rich, fat and juicy sweet fruits with a liberal blast of vanilla in the finish.

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2010 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

Still oaky, with its vanilla bean profile, the past 12 months have added more notes of orange, lemon peel, lime and green apple components to the nose. Soft, silky and forward, this is drinking quite nice today.

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Thick, rich, fat, intense and filled with luscious, vanilla tinged, fresh, sweet lemon, lime, apple and floral notes. Perfect with the lobster.

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2010 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 94

While this is lacking the level of richness and density found in the top vintages of Aubert Chardonnay, the wine presents a cloudy appearance, from the lack of fining and filtering. In the nose, ample scents of vanilla, lemon, flowers and tropical fruits are easy to find. The already open, elegant wine ends with fresh citrus flavors.

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2009 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

Fresh and focused on ripe its citrus, orange and vanilla, the wine does not seem as forward as other bottles or recent vintages of Aubert Chardonnay. This is a good choice for tasters that find previous years too ripe or excessive.

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2009 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

Vanilla, lemon, citrus, tropical fruits and spicy aromas opened up the wine. Rich, full bodied, concentrated and packed with sweet, ripe fruit, the wine ends with a fresh, citrus, and spicy vanilla filled finish. I liked the wine, but it's not for tasters that are averse to oak.

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2008 Aubert Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

Rich, powerful, intense and packed with vanilla, ripe citrus, apples, buttered popcorn and pears, the wine is fresh, lush and long, with loads of ripe, juicy, sweet citrus fruits.

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Still young, there is a lot of intensity in the nose and on the palate, with its fat, juicy, ripe citrus, apple, vanilla, pear and buttery personality. Fresh and refreshing, this is drinking great today.

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2008 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

Viscous in texture, with a potent perfume packed with vanilla, fresh lemon, flowers, spice and orange scents. This thick, concentrated, rich, opulent, intense Chardonnay fills your mouth and pleases your palate with layers of sweet, ripe citrus and vanilla.

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2007 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 92

Lush, rich and round, with a nose of honeysuckle, vanilla, citrus and butterscotch, the wine provided a fat blast of sweet, oak and citrus. My feeling is, the wine has reached matured far too quickly as it tasted and looked older than its true age.

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Big, fat, rich, ripe, dense and still quite oaky. The fruit was sweet, ripe and in full force, but at this stage of the game, I was hoping the oak would have been a little more restrained. There was a touch of heat, not overbearing, but it was sensed in the 15.8 % finish.

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Vanilla, fennel, citrus and pear notes are in tune with the rich, plush and polished textures. The long finish is fat, sweet and pure.

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An outrageous perfume stuffed with vanilla, smoke, flowers, citrus oil, orange rind, lemon and honeysuckle prepare your palate for a full bodied, concentrated wave of fresh, ripe, sweet, citrus fruit. I love how this large styled California Chardonnay is showing today.

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2007 Aubert Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

2007 Aubert Reuling opens with a powerful display of floral, apple, vanilla, citrus, honey and pear scents. Rich, full bodied, rich and packed with sweet, ripe, fruits, the wine ends with a long, tropical, citrus and vanilla tinged finish.

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2006 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

A pungent perfume filled with vanilla bean, lemon, lime, grapefruit and butterscotch was easy to find. Full bodied and palate filling, this concentrated wine ended with fresh, ripe citrus and vanilla flavors.

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2005 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

An interesting nutty component helps define the wine that is also loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy pears, apples, citrus and vanilla. There is an elegance to the wine that shines through its rich, round personality.

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2004 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 95

Yellow gold in color, with sweet citrus aromas and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Full bodied and concentrated with layers of rich, ripe elegant fruit. The finish was long and clean. Due to its very ripe concentrated fruit, there was no sign of heat from this 15.3% ABV wine.

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2004 Aubert Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

Tropical fruit, citrus and vanilla scents, full bodied, richly textured with a good dose of acidity to balance the wine make for a great drinking experience. Open and ready to go

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2003 Aubert Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

Blends ripeness with a full throttle quality. Dense layers of sweet, ripe tropical and citrus fruit, very concentrated.

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