International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89Good bright ruby. Superripe notes of musky mocha and maple syrup. Then tight and a bit medicinal in the middle palate, with good grip to the mint and herbal flavors. There's good breadth here, but I find this wine a bit clenched. For a wine with a firm acid edge, I expected more energy. Perhaps this just needs patience, but my enthusiasm was muted by some slightly dry tannins; the 2006 shows more consistent ripeness, not to mention better fruit. Incidentally, Aubert declassified the 2004, his first crop from these vines, as he found the wine too green.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The 2005 Proprietary Red Lucia Abreu Vineyard seems to have closed down since I tasted it last year even though it is still not in bottle. A blend of 47% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color, wonderful purity, but jagged tannins and some austerity kept my score from going any higher. It exhibits more texture than last year, but I suspect I caught it on a bad day, and I will reevaluate it in 12 months.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 91Drink Dates: 2010-2016Author: dwdorman
Self | Rating: 91Blackberry, stewed plum, currant, boysenberry. Long sharp edges on the palate that I do not believe will calm down. Teeth coating tannin. Coffee, chocolate, and raspberry on the palate. Long finish.Drink Dates: 2010-2016Author: JMC22
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 378 bottles owned
- 111 collectors
- Average collector rating: 91
(Out of 111 collectors)