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2012 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

abv 15.0%
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
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SKU: 99185-2012-750

This item is available by the case only


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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    No tasting note for this wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 95

    Rich and graceful, with layers of anise, fig, apricot, pear and honeydew. This picks up a touch of smoke and hazelnut, ending with a long, sustained finish that reverberates with flavor.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 95

    Almonds, hazelnuts, pastry and green orchard fruit meld together in Aubert's 2012 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard. One of the more textured, layered wines, the 2012 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. A racy, perfumed finish rounds things out. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Pretty good for white wine.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Spectacular. Drinking perfectly now.
    Author: Blaine G
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Straw green hue. Coconut, Creme de Banana, lime peel nose. Medium acidity, fruit forward with crisp finish. Pineapple/Meyer Lemon palate. Runs the tightrope between power and finesse.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: Brewcreu
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.

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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

  • 791 bottles owned
  • 162 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 162 collectors)