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Bottle Size:750 mL
2012 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL RP–96
Robert Parker Tasting Notes:
eRobertParker.com #216 Dec 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 96 Drink: 2015 – 2024 8-0 No tasting note for this wine. Mark Aubert is one of the contenders for CaliforniaÂ’s finest practitioner of Burgundian-styled, yet classic, California Chardonnays. His offerings are all made like grand cru Burgundies with full malolactic, the use of French oak and lees stirring, but the purity of fruit, the textural dimensions, and the stunning singularity of these Chardonnays can only be matched by a handful of other Chardonnay producers in the world. HeÂ’s that good. AubertÂ’s 2012s, which I have enjoyed multiple times out of bottle since I purchased most of them, merit the scores I gave them last year. Those include the 2012 Chardonnay Cix Estate (99), 2012 Chardonnay East Side (99), 2012 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons (96), 2012 Chardonnay Lauren Estate (98+), 2012 Chardonnay Ritchie (95), 2012 Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate (99), and 2012 Chardonnay UV-SL (96). The 2013 Chardonnays are going to be as extraordinary in quality. Aubert told me they fermented slower than in 2012, and the harvest was earlier in 2013. Despite the fact that the 2013s appear to be crisper with lower pHs, they are still extremely powerful, all pushing 15% natural alcohol. One of the amazing things about AubertÂ’s Chardonnays is that they are aged in 100% new oak, but it is virtually untraceable in any of the wines Â– a testament to the quality of the fruit as well as the meticulous vinification and Ã©levage practiced by Mark Aubert. Readers should beat a path to his door or mailing list, since he is at the top of his game, producing enormously complex and satisfying wines. AubertÂ’s Chardonnays, which I tend to drink in their first 4-5 years of life, can last well past a decade, but it hard to resist them at any age. The 2013 Pinot Noirs were bottled in July, 2014, and all of them came in around 15% natural alcohol. Aubert tends to use 100% new oak on all these cuvÃ©es, he rarely uses any whole clusters, although some of the wines have between 5-10% stems. I have seen the brilliance of Mark Aubert from many different perspectives from his time as chief winemaker at Peter Michael, then at Colgin and Futo, and now at his own estate on the Silverado trail south of Calistoga. He is clearly at the pinnacle of his profession. Kudos!
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