Aubert

CIX Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

9.527 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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

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
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
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Awesome 2014 CIX Chard from Aubert! Creamy with loads of orange marmalade, and stone fruit. Great texture and Mouthfeel. Aubert does it again. Il Villagios Restaurant on Fathers Day with the family. CB a 99+

Awesome 2014 CIX Chard from Aubert! Creamy with loads of orange marmalade, and stone fruit. Great texture and Mouthfeel. Aubert does it again. Il Villagios Restaurant on Fathers Day with the family. CB a 99+

Jun 19th, 2016
Sam Tejwani

Gorgeous with a perfect balance of acidity and mouthfeel

Gorgeous with a perfect balance of acidity and mouthfeel

Mar 11th, 2018
Michael Phillips

Awesome!

Awesome!

Aug 19th, 2017
Jim McCusker

Fantastic - great way to start a great visit by Dave Nicewicz!!!

Fantastic - great way to start a great visit by Dave Nicewicz!!!

Mar 22nd, 2017
Luis F Gimenez

Pineapple, Apple, melon and limestone.
Good acidity. Can't taste oak on this one.
One of the best Chardonnays I've tasted lately,

Pineapple, Apple, melon and limestone.
Good acidity. Can't taste oak on this one.
One of the best Chardonnays I've tasted lately,

Mar 4th, 2017
Craig Shilowich

Holy shmokes

Holy shmokes

Dec 28th, 2016