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2014 Aubert Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

abv 15.0%
  • 99 WA
  • 93 WS
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SKU: 99185-2014

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Flirting with perfection is the 2014 Chardonnay Lauren Estate, from 16-year-old vines, which offers great extract, richness, and plenty of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and citrus oil. The wine, showing its concentration because of the drought year, should easily last 12-15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2031
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 227
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Sleek and graceful, offering rich, elegant flavors, with subtle shades of peach, nectarine, honeydew, tangerine and light oak. Impressive for the juicy aftertaste and lingering presence. Drink now. 750 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2016+
    Author: James Laube
    Issue: Jun 30, 2016
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2014 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard is one of the most brilliant wines in this range. Subtle, nuanced yet also deep, the 2014 blossoms with time in the glass. As good as the Lauren is today, experience has taught me that a few years in bottle can be transformational. This is yet another captivating Chardonnay from Mark Aubert.
    Drink Dates: 2018 - 2025
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Feb 2016
  • Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 98

    The 2014 Chardonnay Lauren is a huge, incredibly complex and blockbuster styled Chardonnay that always seems to me to be a mix of a great Chablis and a Chevalier-Montrachet. And while it’s brought up in 100% new oak, it’s almost impossible to detect. This incredible wine offers loads of lemon oil, buttered citrus, honeysuckle and white flowers in a full-bodied, yet elegant, perfectly balanced package. It only gets better with air, give it a decant if drinking anytime soon. While I can’t keep my hands off of these and go through my allocation far too quickly, I’ve no doubt these will evolve gracefully.
    Drink Dates: 2017 - 2027
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: Recent Bottles From the Cellar…
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  • 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

    • 490 bottles owned
    • 97 collectors