2006 Aubert - Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 750ml

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2006 Aubert - Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 95

($85) Good full medium yellow with a green tinge. Fruit-driven aromas of pineapple, pear, citrus peel and hazelnut. Fleshy, fat and oily, with a thickness of texture leavened by fresh flavors of pineapple and nectarine. Very densely packed and long. Aubert hasn't missed a beat with his Ritchie bottling, which is consistently one of California's elite chardonnays.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 93

There are just over 200 cases of the 2006 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard. Displaying a more evolved style than usual, it offers up notes of buttered hazelnuts, lemon oil, honeysuckle, and a hint of spice. Drink this full-bodied, rich Chardonnay over the next several years.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 93

Fresh, fragrant lemon-lime and citrus scents pick up subtle pear, fig and apple flavors that are sleek and refined. Gains richness on the finish, yet remains impeccably elegant.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: Michael C
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/23/2013
Gets better after one hour.
Score: 90
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/02/2011
Score: 96
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/05/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Score: 93
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/06/2009
Drink Dates: Now-2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Aubert - Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)

About This Producer


Mark Aubert's four Sonoma Coast vineyard-designate Chardonnays - Lauren, Reuling, Quarry and Ritchie - have risen to cult status at a dizzying speed. Production is a limited 4,000 cases and the wines are available via the winery's mailing list. Aubert's career in winemaking reads like a fantasy, with his 1989 start as assistant winemaker at Peter Michael under the tutelage of Helen Turley, to his time at Colgin and Bryant Family. His eponymous wines are exemplary renditions of Chardonnay, replete with the rich bounty of the terroirs from which he sources the fruit. At the same time, they reflect his adept oenological hand, and maintain a focused balance of flavor and purity.

Aubert also makes several Pinot Noirs sourced from the Sonoma Coast as well as a "right-bank" Bordeaux style blend from Napa's Howell Mountain.

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