2004 Aubert - Pinot Noir UV Vineyard 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

The amazing 2004 Pinot Noir UV Vineyard, made from the Calera clone of Pinot Noir, is named after Aubert's superb viticultural manager, Ulises Valdez. This Sonoma Coast vineyard has produced a prodigious wine exhibiting gorgeous aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, plums, forest floor, and violets. Full-bodied with superb underlying acidity, layers of texture and richness yet unbelievably surreal and light on the palate, this stunning wine can be consumed over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Wonderful richness and range of flavor, exhibiting spicy anise, black cherry, blackberry, cherry rhubarb and subtle earth and nutmeg scents. Glides on the finish, returning to the fruit and light oak themes. Drink now through 2010. 220 cases made.

Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(16% alcohol; 80% new oak) Deep ruby-red. Raspberry liqueur, blueberry and hints of forest floor on the nose. Sweet, full and fat with berry fruit. A dense, huge fruit bomb of a pinot noir that maintains a good firm edge. Finishes with dusty tannins, great sweetness and a bit of youthful aggressiveness. The crop level here was just a half-ton an acre, according to Aubert.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 99
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/22/2011
Site Blog: mac_h

Rating: 97
Author: Blaine G
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/06/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
An absolutely stunning California Pinot Noir made from grapes farmed by Ulysses Valdes (UV). This wine is big, bold, fruity and structured with an extraordinarily long, luscious finish. Rich cherry and plum flavors are balanced with significant, but still very delicious and approachable, tannins. This wine has the potential to age and improve like an excellent Northern California cabernet. An amazing winner with a dinner including braised beef and artisinal cheeses. Wow!

Rating: 90
Author: Reed D
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/09/2008
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Tasted in 2008. Agree with prof. review except the wine is too alcoholic and way reduced for my palate.

Average rating: 95, based on 6 reviews
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343 bottles owned by 187 collectors.

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About This Producer


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

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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