The highest level chardonnay made at the Cuvaison estate. 11 barrels of old wente and dijon clones. This wine opens as almost weightless on PnP but gains some richness with air. I taste lime zest and tangerine (like the LaCroix flavor) with a wet gravel minerality. It also has a light oak signature and lively acidity. Very well balanced and fresh, great for the next 5 years. — 20 hours ago
This wine was a big hit last evening with Asher after he got a pinky-taste. This morning he asked for “wine please.” (Uh-oh) While I’m inclined to reward such politeness it seemed a bit early in the day. The wine itself? A bigger and more forward style of Chardonnay than I normally gravitate to but can’t fault the quality and balance. The grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple creme brûlée and moderate toast should meld beautifully with some more time. — 13 days ago
Color of beautiful gold, with a light hue of green glowing. Nose of green apple, roasted nuts, ripe fruit like cantaloupe and pineapple, and a touch of mineral. Taste with mineral jumping ahead, then some green apple, quite dry, ginger, zest, and a bit spice. Aftertaste of zest, and gingery, with warmth in the throat. Good flavors and well made. — 4 days ago
Medium golden yellow. Really juicy on the nose with layers of citrus and stone fruits. Followed with some smokiness and hay. Great acidity (7/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Great structure on the palate with some straw, oak, stone fruits, lemon and some minerality. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2021. — 6 days ago
Aubert is so good young, it takes a deep cellar to ever experience their wines with age. The aromatics permeate every nasal crevice with overwhelming complexity and depth. White flowers, brûléed pears, lemon bar, and gooseberries. The vintage’s lower ABV lets more of the fruit, acid, and lovely structure shine. — 20 days ago
Medium golden yellow. Buttery nose with some oak, marzipan, light lemon zest and green apples. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and solid tannins with a medium plus body. Quite a bit of oak on the palate, stone fruits, minerality and creamy lone finish. Drink till 2023. — 6 days ago
January Wednesday Wine Committees are always a great as the red wines are required to be 11yrs old, making all of the reds 2008 vintage. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine were served today, all blind.
I was one of the only people to guess this as Cali Chardonnay, though I thought it was Sonoma. Very light and pale in color. Little acid. Touch of lemon tart and cashew on the nose with a fairly round mid palate. Drink these soon. — 17 days ago