Aubert

CIX Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

9.4158 ratings
9.431 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Rich, voluptuous and powerhouse of aromas. Benefits from a decant if you can give it one...around 30-45mins at this stage. Light golden in the glass offering up notes of lemon cream, sea salt, honey roasted cashews, honeysuckle and baked lemon scone. It’s viscous on the palate cascading all over, and while big, there is a line of acidity that is picked up from entry and maintains all the way through the finish...not sure if I’d call it “mineral” like, but it helps give complexity and add balance. Honeyed clover, more sea salt, lemon meringue pie too. So lush with a lingering finish. Everything about this screams Aubert and even when young, these are just superb Cali Chards.

Rich, voluptuous and powerhouse of aromas. Benefits from a decant if you can give it one...around 30-45mins at this stage. Light golden in the glass offering up notes of lemon cream, sea salt, honey roasted cashews, honeysuckle and baked lemon scone. It’s viscous on the palate cascading all over, and while big, there is a line of acidity that is picked up from entry and maintains all the way through the finish...not sure if I’d call it “mineral” like, but it helps give complexity and add balance. Honeyed clover, more sea salt, lemon meringue pie too. So lush with a lingering finish. Everything about this screams Aubert and even when young, these are just superb Cali Chards.

Mar 17th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

This is pure class in a glass.
Resembles a Sauternes on the nose, with rich notes of apricot, pineapple and brioche. Palate has weight and density. More exotic white fruits present, along with white flowers, citrus notes and pears. Finishes with a soft, round sweetness. Always a stunning example of chard from Aubert.

This is pure class in a glass.
Resembles a Sauternes on the nose, with rich notes of apricot, pineapple and brioche. Palate has weight and density. More exotic white fruits present, along with white flowers, citrus notes and pears. Finishes with a soft, round sweetness. Always a stunning example of chard from Aubert.

Jan 27th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

To end the night, why not bring out an insane chard? Goodness. This is powerful and young. Lemon cream, toasted cashews, and meringue on the nose. The palate is rich and bold, with sharp acidity. Marzipan and nutmeg on the finish. Didn’t see who brought this, so let me know who brought this, guys!

WNH event number 3...new world Pinot. Such a treat to experience the many different variations of Pinot!

To end the night, why not bring out an insane chard? Goodness. This is powerful and young. Lemon cream, toasted cashews, and meringue on the nose. The palate is rich and bold, with sharp acidity. Marzipan and nutmeg on the finish. Didn’t see who brought this, so let me know who brought this, guys!

Nov 10th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

An ultra prestigious Chardonnay, outstanding intensity and complexity, big nose of whipped cream and pineapple, more ripe tropical fruits and a bit of citrus on the palate. Tremendous wine.

An ultra prestigious Chardonnay, outstanding intensity and complexity, big nose of whipped cream and pineapple, more ripe tropical fruits and a bit of citrus on the palate. Tremendous wine.

Jun 2nd, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

No formal notes taken. Another beauty though, needed more air than it got but was still a joy to try.

No formal notes taken. Another beauty though, needed more air than it got but was still a joy to try.

Oct 15th, 2017
Shay A
9.5

My. Goodness. The nose on this may be one of the best Cali chards I’ve come across...rivals Aubert’s Lauren. Sweet mint, burnt lemon meringue and guava. Intoxicating. Glycerin like on the palate...front and mid-palate have Aubert’s signature lemon cream note. Lengthy finish highlighted by a cobbler like note. Fantastic!

My. Goodness. The nose on this may be one of the best Cali chards I’ve come across...rivals Aubert’s Lauren. Sweet mint, burnt lemon meringue and guava. Intoxicating. Glycerin like on the palate...front and mid-palate have Aubert’s signature lemon cream note. Lengthy finish highlighted by a cobbler like note. Fantastic!

1 person found it helpfulJul 6th, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Wow, one of the very best Chardonnays I’ve had in quite some time. Absolutely delicious. Layers of lemon, tropical fruit, marshmallow, and pie crust.

Wow, one of the very best Chardonnays I’ve had in quite some time. Absolutely delicious. Layers of lemon, tropical fruit, marshmallow, and pie crust.

1 person found it helpfulJun 29th, 2018
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Wow another Fabulous Chard from Aubert 2012 CIX. Apps at Chophouse on Father's Day 2014.. Delicious .

Wow another Fabulous Chard from Aubert 2012 CIX. Apps at Chophouse on Father's Day 2014.. Delicious .

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Bill Bender

I'm a big fan of the Aubert chards but I do sense some stylistic changes the last couple vintages....I get more acid, fat and sweetness and less clean fruit than in the past and I've been buying since '07 so I feel qualified to render an opinion on the difference. These characteristics wane a bit a day after opening so I suggest a decant if you are opening now....but I would hold. Still an excellent Chardonnay but not the extraordinary wine I've come to expect.

I'm a big fan of the Aubert chards but I do sense some stylistic changes the last couple vintages....I get more acid, fat and sweetness and less clean fruit than in the past and I've been buying since '07 so I feel qualified to render an opinion on the difference. These characteristics wane a bit a day after opening so I suggest a decant if you are opening now....but I would hold. Still an excellent Chardonnay but not the extraordinary wine I've come to expect.

Jan 13th, 2017
David L

13' Aubert CIX. It's that good.

13' Aubert CIX. It's that good.

Dec 30th, 2016