Aubert

Powder House Chardonnay

9.57 ratings
9.43 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
9.4

My wife’s birthday is this week, and Aubert is her favorite. I’d like to let the ‘17s rest a bit more, but when that’s all that is available at the house...

As I’ve noted previously, I think Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are, for the most part, more accessible than normal, and this did nothing to dissuade me from that line of thinking. If putting this in the lineup in regards to favorites and comparisons, I think this slots in towards the back-middle of the lineup, ahead of LH&S and Hudson, but just behind Eastside. It seems to be a marriage of Hudson (ripe, juicy, yellow fruits and herbs), & Eastside (more sea salt, streak of herb crusted stone fruits, lemon cream). What stood out to me on this was how tart it was...there was more lemon tang here than any of the other Aubert chards in the portfolio, with added oyster shell. While I think this will obviously get “different”, I’m not sold it gets better with age. It’s very giving now.

My wife’s birthday is this week, and Aubert is her favorite. I’d like to let the ‘17s rest a bit more, but when that’s all that is available at the house...

As I’ve noted previously, I think Aubert’s 2017 Chardonnays are, for the most part, more accessible than normal, and this did nothing to dissuade me from that line of thinking. If putting this in the lineup in regards to favorites and comparisons, I think this slots in towards the back-middle of the lineup, ahead of LH&S and Hudson, but just behind Eastside. It seems to be a marriage of Hudson (ripe, juicy, yellow fruits and herbs), & Eastside (more sea salt, streak of herb crusted stone fruits, lemon cream). What stood out to me on this was how tart it was...there was more lemon tang here than any of the other Aubert chards in the portfolio, with added oyster shell. While I think this will obviously get “different”, I’m not sold it gets better with age. It’s very giving now.

Oct 8th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Brought by a friend. PnP. Nice light straw color. Enticing nose. Notes of lemon, pineapple, gravel stone, some green apple and some dry dusty earth. Nicely balanced in the mouth, the high alcohol is not as apparent as I expected. Should age well with its impressive acidity. Pretty damn good CA Chardonnay.

Brought by a friend. PnP. Nice light straw color. Enticing nose. Notes of lemon, pineapple, gravel stone, some green apple and some dry dusty earth. Nicely balanced in the mouth, the high alcohol is not as apparent as I expected. Should age well with its impressive acidity. Pretty damn good CA Chardonnay.

Aug 9th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

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.

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.

Jul 6th, 2019
John A
9.5

Tropical notes on the palate that are sublime. Just a fantastic wine

Tropical notes on the palate that are sublime. Just a fantastic wine

Mar 29th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Not too shabby, I’m liking this better than the 15 Lauren & UV-SL

Not too shabby, I’m liking this better than the 15 Lauren & UV-SL

Apr 18th, 2019
Brian Wanglin

Brian had this 6 months ago

Brian had this 6 months ago

Jun 12th, 2020
David B

David had this 9 months ago

David had this 9 months ago

Mar 8th, 2020