Carriage House

Aubert

Powder House Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.4

My wife’s birthday is this week, and Aubert is her favorite. I’d like to let the ‘17s rest a bit more, but when that’s all that is available at the house...

As I’ve noted previously, I think Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are, for the most part, more accessible than normal, and this did nothing to dissuade me from that line of thinking. If putting this in the lineup in regards to favorites and comparisons, I think this slots in towards the back-middle of the lineup, ahead of LH&S and Hudson, but just behind Eastside. It seems to be a marriage of Hudson (ripe, juicy, yellow fruits and herbs), & Eastside (more sea salt, streak of herb crusted stone fruits, lemon cream). What stood out to me on this was how tart it was...there was more lemon tang here than any of the other Aubert chards in the portfolio, with added oyster shell. While I think this will obviously get “different”, I’m not sold it gets better with age. It’s very giving now.
— 14 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

2nd day wine if I remember correctly
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: Nice, Shay. Haven’t tried the Powder House. Happy Birthday to your bride!
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Happy Birthday, Emily! 🥂🍾

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Agreed, well made wine.
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9.1