2018. I really enjoyed this wine, nearly as much as the more-expensive Marcassin. It was slightly brighter/less harsh than the Marcassin actually. — 5 months ago
Well made and perfectly cellared sure paid off for this wine. Marcassin always delivers for me after a decade. Still beautifully colored, all pears and apples in the nose, totally integrated and perfect weight, all that and the acidity still holding up. Complex and rich without being heavy, really fantastic especially with our crab and butter lettuce salad. What a nice birthday present, thanks Artie! — 6 months ago
So hedonistic — 3 months ago
One of the birthday bottles I opened for my 33rd. Aubert chardonnays, for me, are the total package. Aside from Marcassin (and even then, it’s not fair because the 2013 hasn’t been officially released yet), there is no other new world producer of Chardonnay I’d rather have. I opened this Eastside because it was in the home cellar and I didn’t feel like traveling to storage...good and bad scenario!
Opening their single vineyard chards this young (aside from Hudson), is normally a crime, but I read a lot of reviews of how good this was young and WOW are they right. Aromatically it sports Aubert’s signature lemon cream, ginger, honey roasted cashews and a slight reductive note. The palate shows plenty of lemon cream, marzipan, smoked lemon, and stone fruit like guava...what makes this a standout (like other Aubert chards), is the acidity and structure. Normally this would make a chard flabby or over the top, but it wears this profile so well. I could have polished this off with a straw.
My almost two-year old’s card in the background. 👌🏼 — 3 months ago