Aubert

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

9.2249 ratings
9.235 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
Ron R
9.3

Let’s call this the “come back” from Aubert. This being their regional bottling, it’s strong. Focused and precise with white flowers and hazelnuts on the nose. Honey and apricots on the palate, that left us in raptures. I know that Aubert and value could be considered a non sequitur, but here it works. I just purchased a load of this from the 17 vintage, and I’m thrilled after tasting this.

Let’s call this the “come back” from Aubert. This being their regional bottling, it’s strong. Focused and precise with white flowers and hazelnuts on the nose. Honey and apricots on the palate, that left us in raptures. I know that Aubert and value could be considered a non sequitur, but here it works. I just purchased a load of this from the 17 vintage, and I’m thrilled after tasting this.

Aug 10th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Medium pale golden yellow. Rich and layered nose coated with pineapple, toasted, baked apples, lemon curd and a little nutty. Full bodied with well balanced acidity (6/10). Lush and lively palate with crisp lemon zest, some spices, brioche and a little tropical. Long finish with weight and life in it. Lovely wine and cannot wait to try more! Drink till 2024.

Medium pale golden yellow. Rich and layered nose coated with pineapple, toasted, baked apples, lemon curd and a little nutty. Full bodied with well balanced acidity (6/10). Lush and lively palate with crisp lemon zest, some spices, brioche and a little tropical. Long finish with weight and life in it. Lovely wine and cannot wait to try more! Drink till 2024.

May 21st, 2019
Ron R
9.3

This is the Aubert chard at the lower end of the food chain, but it leaves no clues in that regard. It’s multi-dimensional, and each dimension is well crafted. Notes of apple crumble and lemon curd swirl in the glass. This has a medium to full body mouthfeel, with a plush texture. Sweet mid-palate, but finishes with a hint of salinity. Very cool.

This is the Aubert chard at the lower end of the food chain, but it leaves no clues in that regard. It’s multi-dimensional, and each dimension is well crafted. Notes of apple crumble and lemon curd swirl in the glass. This has a medium to full body mouthfeel, with a plush texture. Sweet mid-palate, but finishes with a hint of salinity. Very cool.

Jan 1st, 2019
Ron R
9.3

Nice example of Sonoma chard. Not as nuanced as the single vineyard examples, but still superb. Butterscotch, hazelnut and brioche notes are displayed on the palate. Good weight and mouthfeel. Really nice entry-level Aubert.

Nice example of Sonoma chard. Not as nuanced as the single vineyard examples, but still superb. Butterscotch, hazelnut and brioche notes are displayed on the palate. Good weight and mouthfeel. Really nice entry-level Aubert.

Dec 15th, 2018
Shay A
9.3

This bottle was opened next to a ‘13 Aubert Lauren and I’ll be darned if I wasn’t impressed at how good this was at this age. Very bright and tropical fruits on the nose, but nowhere near the signature lemon cream I get with Aubert’s SVD chards. Acidity is much more mellow than its Carneros counterpart. Light on its feet on the palate with lemon, honeyed mango and honey roasted cashews. Thanks for opening @Mark Flesher

This bottle was opened next to a ‘13 Aubert Lauren and I’ll be darned if I wasn’t impressed at how good this was at this age. Very bright and tropical fruits on the nose, but nowhere near the signature lemon cream I get with Aubert’s SVD chards. Acidity is much more mellow than its Carneros counterpart. Light on its feet on the palate with lemon, honeyed mango and honey roasted cashews. Thanks for opening @Mark Flesher

Dec 1st, 2018
Shay A
9.3

Doesn’t have the same amount of signature lemon cream I always get with Aubert Chardonnay, but this is still high quality Chardonnay. The oak and vanilla is easy to detect, but the amount of citrus and acidity keep it from being one dimensional. Really nice once it warmed up in the glass to show more honeycomb and honeysuckle. The ABV (15%) was fairly pronounced. I still enjoy this over their Carneros Chardonnay, but when push comes to shove, spend the extra $25-30 and get the single vineyard options.

Doesn’t have the same amount of signature lemon cream I always get with Aubert Chardonnay, but this is still high quality Chardonnay. The oak and vanilla is easy to detect, but the amount of citrus and acidity keep it from being one dimensional. Really nice once it warmed up in the glass to show more honeycomb and honeysuckle. The ABV (15%) was fairly pronounced. I still enjoy this over their Carneros Chardonnay, but when push comes to shove, spend the extra $25-30 and get the single vineyard options.

Oct 7th, 2018
Shawn R

So approachable and a great way to start the week. I prefer the Carneros out of the AVA designations.

So approachable and a great way to start the week. I prefer the Carneros out of the AVA designations.

Jun 5th, 2018
Rob B
9.3

Little wine party at home

Little wine party at home

Nov 18th, 2017
Greg Gregory

So young. Masterfully made wine.

So young. Masterfully made wine.

Aug 19th, 2017
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.0

I get that this style garners huge scores but it's lost on me. Tons of oak flavors, diacetyl, a bit of lemon and pear. Tastes overdone and very much like it reflects the winemaker rather than the fruit and vintage.

I get that this style garners huge scores but it's lost on me. Tons of oak flavors, diacetyl, a bit of lemon and pear. Tastes overdone and very much like it reflects the winemaker rather than the fruit and vintage.

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