2007 Aubert - Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

Lemon rind, nectarine oil, baked apple, crushed rock, white flower, quince, and subtle smoky characteristics emerge from the 2007 Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard. It also displays that slight greenish hue (that comes from chlorophyll) to its straw color, fabulous fruit, unbelievable texture, and a 40+ second finish.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($80; 15.3% alcohol; from a Montrachet clone grown on sandy Goldridge soil) Good bright medium yellow. Pure but subdued nose shows more spices and saline earth tones than fruit today. Then lush and sweet but with a light touch, with a softer impression of acidity than the Ritchie bottling and more stoniness and minerality showing than primary fruit. Finishes chewy, dry and youthfully reticent, with very good length and a touch of warmth. Distinctly Burgundian in its minerality and reserve.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Full-bodied and concentrated, with layers of fig, vanilla, honeydew melon and exotic spice and oak flavors. A rich, smoky style, with an elegant, persistent finish.

Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 100
Author: CBS Wine
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/08/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2018

Rating: 98
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/26/2009
Unbelievably good. Anyone who thinks chard is dead had better try this! Toasted caramel, pineapple, candied lemon, allspice, with a solid acid backbone. Kudos to Mark Aubert!

Rating: 98
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/08/2011

Rating: 97
Author: Blaine G
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/07/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2016
Another spectacular 2007 Aubert Chardonnay. A bit more restrained and austere than the Ritchie or Lauren vineyard products, with great mineral and acid structure. A lovely, age-worthy effort in a very sophisticated, French style.

Rating: 93
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/09/2014
A big (15.6% alcohol), bold California chard. Others obviously loved this wine but I found it lacking in balance. Great fruit and flavor but I prefer a bit more minerality

Average rating: 95, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

803 bottles owned by 342 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: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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