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2008 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 99185-2008-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$135.00

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  • 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 Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Drink Dates: 2011-2017
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Just a fantastic CA chard. Big and tropical, with pineapple, lemon meringue, baking spices, and green apple notes. Great stuff!
    Author: Maxcontinuous
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Probably best CA chard I have had. Richly flavored and textured without feeling cloying. May be perfect.
    Author: Johnnymd
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.

See other similar producers:Marcassin,Martinelli Winery,Arietta

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 539 bottles owned
  • 144 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 144 collectors)