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2013 Aubert Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard

abv 15.1%
  • 100 WA
  • 92 WS
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SKU: 409847-2013

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    The 2013 Chardonnay Eastside is from a vineyard owned by Ulises Valdez, and planted with the Montrachet clone on the very low-yielding rootstock called riparia gloire. This wine displays terrific intensity, plenty of stony minerality, and great precision in its notes of subtle white peach, pineapple, almond paste, brioche and creme brulee. This is a killer wine and a perfect example of 2013 Chardonnay at its best. I never thought this wine could hit this peak, but the proof is in the tasting, and the wine, which was somewhat shy and reserved after bottling, has truly come to life over the last three to four months. This five-acre vineyard sits on a west-facing hill on Eastside Road in the Russian River. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2028
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 222
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    The 2013 Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard is one of the most tightly wound wines in this range. White pepper, crushed rocks, smoke, mint and lemon peel gradually open up, but only with great reluctance. Today, it is the wine's energy and tension that stand out above all else. A vivid, mineral-drenched finish rounds things out in style.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2027
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Jan 2015
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Tight, bright and focused, with an elegant core of zesty, lemon-infused green apple, honeydew and tangerine notes, ending with a pithy grapefruit skin edge.
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Jun 30, 2015
  • Self | Rating: 89

    By Aubert standards, a little angular. Slightly too much acidity. Still very nice but uneven by Aubert standards. I know I am out of consensus on this one -- maybe just my bottle.
    Author: John Yoyodyne

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 666 bottles owned
  • 130 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 130 collectors)