International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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 TanzerIssue: May/June 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Remarkable 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.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97When 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.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 97Author: Jam02110
Self | Rating: 98Drink Dates: 2011-2017Author: CBS Wine
Self | Rating: 96Just a fantastic CA chard. Big and tropical, with pineapple, lemon meringue, baking spices, and green apple notes. Great stuff!Author: Maxcontinuous
Self | Rating: 98Probably best CA chard I have had. Richly flavored and textured without feeling cloying. May be perfect.Author: Johnnymd
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
- 539 bottles owned
- 144 collectors
- Average collector rating: 97
(Out of 144 collectors)