2006 Aubert - Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard 750ml

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2006 Aubert - Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 93

Good full, deep red. Deeply pitched aromas of red plum, raspberry, wild strawberry, cola, underbrush and earthy spices, all lifted by a floral element. Sappy, sweet, dense and thick, with impressive extract to the raspberry and underbrush flavors. This is huge without coming across as aggressive, and the tannins are wonderfully fine-grained. As has been his habit in making red wines for years, Aubert uses a spike of heat during the middle of the fermentation to get more sweetness and gras in his wines.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 92

The very fine 2006 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard reveals more of a pomegranate character than previous vintages. Its superb bouquet exhibits notes of forest floor, raspberries, cherries, and a hint of allspice. Medium-bodied with good acidity and a shorter finish than the 2007 or 2005, this brilliant Pinot requires consumption over the next 4-5 years.

Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Score: 93
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/12/2012
Evolved and at peak. Still fresh and nicely balanced.
Score: 93
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/12/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2015
Score: 95
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/09/2010
Milk chocolate covered cherries with a hint of licorice and smoke. Full-bodied, full-throttle pinot. Well done!
Score: 94
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/14/2009
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Needs about 20-30 min to open up but then really shows well.
More Vintages and Sizes of Aubert - Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard:

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2005 (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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