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2010 Aubert - Pinot Noir UV Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 134443-2010-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2010 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard comes across as very tight, but then opens up, with plums, black cherries, tar, minerals and licorice some of the nuances taking shape in the glass. The 2010 UV needs another year or two in bottle at the very least. There is an element of unrestrained wildness that runs through the 2010 UV. The heavy presence of clay in this site comes through in the wine's broad-shouldered personality.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Very intense and vibrant, this is the most rangy and angular of the 2010 Auberts, possessing a tight core of raspberry, plum jam, black licorice, fresh earth and fresh-cut herbs. Firming and drying on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: CBS Wine
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

  • 364 bottles owned
  • 100 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 100 collectors)