2008 Aubert - Pinot Noir UV Vineyard 750ml

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2008 Aubert - Pinot Noir UV Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($80) Full medium red, less bright than the Rueling. More aromatic nose offers blue fruits and violet. Fat, sweet and broad, with very ripe flavors of blueberry liqueur, black tea and earth. I wanted a bit more verve and floral lift but this very long wine shows better fruit sweetness on the very long finish than the Rueling. Aubert did an extended maceration on the skins in 2008 (up to 45 days), which he believes has given his wines more gras But I wonder if this added textural richness has come at the expense of some verve. Both of these wines are aged in 100% new oak, mostly barrels from Fran c ois Freres, Remond and Damy.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 95

My favorite effort in this entire Pinot Noir portfolio is the 2008 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard, a blend of equal parts Calera and the Vosne-Romanee suitcase clones. Its deep ruby/plum color is accompanied by sweet aromas of beef blood, damp earth, spring flowers, raspberries, cola and black cherries. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich with silky tannins as well as good acidity, it should drink nicely for 7-10 years.

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

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Wine Spectator | 96

Beautifully crafted, delivering fragrant, floral notes of plum, blueberry and wild berry that are supple and graceful, delicate and persistent. A velvety aftertaste echoes black licorice and sandalwood.

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: James Laube


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Score: 93
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 02/22/2014
Score: 94
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/13/2013
Smoky cherry, chocolate, and asian spices.
Score: 94
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/26/2011
Score: 96
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/09/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Score: 99
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 01/07/2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Aubert - Pinot Noir UV Vineyard :

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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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