This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated).
Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now! — 12 days ago
Very nice though I was hoping for the Lauren profile 😳 — 19 days ago
Great bottle. What I’ve come to expect from Aubert. That creaminess and citrus and just balance. Nice. Crowd pleaser. Drank next to the ‘09 Larry Hyde and Sons and the Hyde showed more Burgundian notes. I preferred the Hyde but the Ritchie more of a crowd pleaser. — 6 days ago
Was expecting this to be better than the UV from last night - and it might be in the long run - but for right now I think the UV beats the UV-SL. Still a terrific wine, but lacks the balance and structure of the UV. My guess is that a side-by-side in 5 years, the UV-SL will outpace the UV, but if you have both of these in your cellar, leave the UV-SL alone for a bit and enjoy the UV! — 15 days ago
Just a stunning example of chard. Our only bottle of this designation.
Brioche, brown sugar and capsicum on the nose. Palate surprises with a touch of effervescence, which subsided. Very tropical notes, with a touch of spice box. Finishes with marzipan and moderate sweetness - Inn at Pound Ridge (Jean Georges). Date night. — 12 days ago
Another winner from Mark Aubert, the 2014 UV Vineyard pinot is drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Needs a few minutes in the glass to open up, but then you get aromas of red fruits and spice, medium-to-full bodied, and a lingering finish. Needs to be maintained at or just below cellar temp to maintain its balance, but a really terrific wine nevertheless! — 16 days ago
Amazing crisp sip — 9 days ago