Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay

9.3231 ratings
9.031 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, 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
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Shay A
9.3

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual.

These Carneros chards from Aubert always throw me for a loop. I pegged this as a west coast Chardonnay, but thought it was a Kistler. Very sharp mineral notes and acid...very different than Aubert’s other chards. I’ve not had the Hudson which is similar. This started off sweeter than expected and really transformed in the glass to show more floral/honeyed cashews that led me to west coast Chardonnay.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual.

These Carneros chards from Aubert always throw me for a loop. I pegged this as a west coast Chardonnay, but thought it was a Kistler. Very sharp mineral notes and acid...very different than Aubert’s other chards. I’ve not had the Hudson which is similar. This started off sweeter than expected and really transformed in the glass to show more floral/honeyed cashews that led me to west coast Chardonnay.

Jun 20th, 2018
Sean Genn

Holding up very well but a little too oaky for me

Holding up very well but a little too oaky for me

Nov 20th, 2017
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.0

Intense. Powerful.

Intense. Powerful.

2 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
Eric LaMasters

Eric had this a year ago

Eric had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2017
Greg Gregory

BYOB. When comparing this to the Drouhin Chevy, it seems "manufactured". I'm stealing that from my dinner companion but it's a spot on observation. Doesn't mean it's bad, just that the seamlessness you get from a great white burgundy doesn't seem to translate through to new world Chardonnays often.

BYOB. When comparing this to the Drouhin Chevy, it seems "manufactured". I'm stealing that from my dinner companion but it's a spot on observation. Doesn't mean it's bad, just that the seamlessness you get from a great white burgundy doesn't seem to translate through to new world Chardonnays often.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
Mike D
9.3

Mike had this 4 years ago

Mike had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Zane Fiala

Wow. This is just awful stuff. Loaded with oak and diacetyl. And sulfur. Boo Napa valley. Boo

Wow. This is just awful stuff. Loaded with oak and diacetyl. And sulfur. Boo Napa valley. Boo

Feb 10th, 2017
Jeff Ames

Owner/Winemaker Rudius Wines

9.0

With crab risotto tonight

With crab risotto tonight

Dec 28th, 2015
p w
9.2

fun stuff, bottle went fast

fun stuff, bottle went fast

Dec 12th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Creamy texture with a orange marmalade flavor . Awesome chard from one of my favorite Chardonnay producers. 2013 continues in Quality after the Great 2012's. CB 95...

Creamy texture with a orange marmalade flavor . Awesome chard from one of my favorite Chardonnay producers. 2013 continues in Quality after the Great 2012's. CB 95...

Apr 28th, 2015