2008 Aubert - Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard 750ml

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2008 Aubert - Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 95

($90; 15.8% alcohol) Bright yellow. More leesy complexity on the nose than the Hyde & Sons is showing today, along with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, baking spices and green tea. A step up in richness and depth, but with captivating lemony lift to the glyceral flavors of beeswax and pear. Finishes long and suave, with firm acids giving the wine excellent grip and lift.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 97

When I am tasting with Mark Aubert, it always seems to be that his personal favorite is the Lauren Vineyard. The 2008 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard is a big, dense wine that tastes like concentrated lemon and citrus oils intermixed with quince, honeysuckle and white flowers. Drop in a few pebbles and gravel and you have a full-bodied, beautifully textured, dense, powerful Chardonnay that admirably matches finesse with a larger than life size.

Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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Wine Spectator | 93

Remarkable for its delicacy, finesse, grace and nuance, medium- to full-bodied, with complex pear, fig, hazelnut and melon flavors that gain depth and nuance, ending with a subtle mix of complex flavors.

Drink Dates: 2010-2014
Author: James Laube


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Score: 98
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/24/2013
Probably best CA chard I have had. Richly flavored and textured without feeling cloying. May be perfect.
Score: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/08/2013
Just a fantastic CA chard. Big and tropical, with pineapple, lemon meringue, baking spices, and green apple notes. Great stuff!
Score: 98
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/19/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2017
More Vintages and Sizes of Aubert - Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard:

2012 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2005 (1.5L)
2004 (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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