International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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 TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Fresh, 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.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93There 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
Anonymous | Rating: 93Drink Dates: Now-2011Author: Rhonda2too
Self | Rating: 90Author: Johnnymd
Self | Rating: 96Drink Dates: 2009-2012Author: CBS Wine
Self | Rating: 94Gets better after one hour.Author: Michael C
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
- 1256 bottles owned
- 235 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 235 collectors)