2010 Aubert - Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95+

The exuberant 2010 Chardonnay Reuling Vineyard is another big, big wine bursting with fruit. Caressing the palate from start to finish, this is a decidedly broad shouldered, expansive Chardonnay loaded with power and energy. White flowers, apricots and spices add lift on the finish. The 2010 Reuling bears more than a passing resemblance to some of the greatest white Burgundies, but with that extra volume that is typical of California Chardonnay.

Drink Dates: 2012-2021
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Lots of rich creamy, smoky oak flavors are wrapped snugly around roasted fig, baked apple and honeydew melon notes. The lengthy finish keeps reverberating around the core flavors.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 99
Author: cochrane78
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 05/15/2012

Rating: 96
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/11/2015

Average rating: 95, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

153 bottles owned by 80 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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