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2013 Aubert - Pinot Noir CIX Estate Vineyard

abv 15.3%
  • 96 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 414792-2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Made from suitcase clones brought back from Vosne-Romanee and planted in Goldridge soils, the 2013 Pinot Noir Cix Estate displays lots of black raspberry, black cherry, licorice, Asian soy, and spice box notes as well as an intriguing tangerine-like character. Medium to full-bodied with crisp acids, this Pinot Noir should drink well for 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    One of the darker wines in the range, the 2013 Pinot Noir CIX Vineyard races across the palate in a compelling mAclange of dark red and purplish stone fruits, graphite, wild cherries, new leather and smoke. The combination of Calera and Vosne-RomanAce clones is magic here, as the CIX presents a super-intriguing interplay of intense fruit and structure influenced by this cool site in Forestville.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 128 bottles owned
    • 52 collectors