2011 Aubert - Chardonnay CIX Estate Vineyard 750ml

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WS 92   WA 91   Collector 99
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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Exhibits a rich core of citrus, ripe pear, honeysuckle, hazelnut and green apple flavors, tightly wound with lively acidity and ending with a long, persistent finish and a crushed rock minerality

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

The 2011 Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is the least expressive of these single-vineyard wines. Bright floral notes meld into various shades of citrus. There is plenty of polish, but the CIX doesn't have anywhere near the level of complexity and/or nuance of the best wines in the range. Today, the CIX appears to still be somewhat of a work in progress relative to the high level that is customary throughout the rest of the range. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 206

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 99
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/09/2013
Phenomenal stuff! Super concentrated and fruit forward, with pineapple, lemon zest, glycerin, caramel, spicebox, and green apple notes. Well done!

Average rating: 92, based on 3 reviews
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95 bottles owned by 50 collectors.

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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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