Aubert

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.230 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

I’m not in at winery or retail price but pre-aged @ $50 on the secondary market, yeah, ok.

The nose reveals; ripe, sour, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, strawberries, plum, raspberries & blueberries, spice, clove, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, vanillin, anise to black licorice, sweet tarriness, dark, rich, earth, tree bark/sap, eucalyptus, maple syrup, dry crushed rocks, volcanics, limestone with some very bright, brilliant, candied fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue florals.

The nose at this point is better than the palate.

Ripe, sour, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, strawberries, plum, raspberries some rhubarb & blueberries, dark spice pronounced palate heat, clove, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, vanillin, anise to black licorice, dark, sweet tarriness, dark, rich, earth, tree bark/sap, eucalyptus, dry stems, maple syrup notes, dry crushed rocks, volcanics, limestone with some very bright, brilliant, candied fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is a February waterfall in Hawaii. The finish is a little hot but, palatable, well balanced, nice tension & structure, elegant, lush, ruby, persistent, landing on deep spice & earth.

Hits 9.2 rounding up a bit.

I’m not in at winery or retail price but pre-aged @ $50 on the secondary market, yeah, ok.

The nose reveals; ripe, sour, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, strawberries, plum, raspberries & blueberries, spice, clove, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, vanillin, anise to black licorice, sweet tarriness, dark, rich, earth, tree bark/sap, eucalyptus, maple syrup, dry crushed rocks, volcanics, limestone with some very bright, brilliant, candied fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue florals.

The nose at this point is better than the palate.

Ripe, sour, dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, strawberries, plum, raspberries some rhubarb & blueberries, dark spice pronounced palate heat, clove, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, vanillin, anise to black licorice, dark, sweet tarriness, dark, rich, earth, tree bark/sap, eucalyptus, dry stems, maple syrup notes, dry crushed rocks, volcanics, limestone with some very bright, brilliant, candied fresh & withering; dark, red, purple & blue florals. The acidity is a February waterfall in Hawaii. The finish is a little hot but, palatable, well balanced, nice tension & structure, elegant, lush, ruby, persistent, landing on deep spice & earth.

Hits 9.2 rounding up a bit.

Nov 21st, 2020
Stephen Jackshaw

Velvet glove, iron fist. Bottle evolved over the hour it was in my glass. I'd love to get my hands on some with some more age to see where it goes. No signs of the alcohol but it is big.

Velvet glove, iron fist. Bottle evolved over the hour it was in my glass. I'd love to get my hands on some with some more age to see where it goes. No signs of the alcohol but it is big.

Aug 20th, 2017
James Knoblich

Aubert, 2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Aubert, 2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Feb 8th, 2017
James Pendergrass

LOVE this wine. For the money, significant bang for the buck!

LOVE this wine. For the money, significant bang for the buck!

Jan 20th, 2017
Ned Clark

This is a steak lovers Pinot and it's firing on all cylinders right now.

This is a steak lovers Pinot and it's firing on all cylinders right now.

Dec 4th, 2016
Evan Griffith

Pretty sure there was some really nice wine hiding under all the alcohol

Pretty sure there was some really nice wine hiding under all the alcohol

Oct 16th, 2016
Dinesh Ramanathan

Excellent!!

Excellent!!

Oct 12th, 2016
James Knoblich

Aubert Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012. Fantastic!

Aubert Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012. Fantastic!

Feb 15th, 2016
Rick Wolfen

I would put these Aubert Pinot Noir's up against anything from California or France. These are the real deal. Beautifully crafted and balanced. I have yet to share one and not blow my friends away with how great these are! Bravo!!

I would put these Aubert Pinot Noir's up against anything from California or France. These are the real deal. Beautifully crafted and balanced. I have yet to share one and not blow my friends away with how great these are! Bravo!!

Sep 2nd, 2015
Raj Ahluwalia

Really damn good Pinot at the Bowl!

Really damn good Pinot at the Bowl!

Aug 20th, 2015