Aubert

Sugar Shack Chardonnay

9.439 ratings
9.410 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Medium golden yellow in appearance. A bit sweet on the nose with butter, brioche, baked apples and lemon curd. Rich acidity (6/10) and full bodied. Complex with layers of lemon curd, apples, rich peaches, white flowers and a touch of gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027.

Medium golden yellow in appearance. A bit sweet on the nose with butter, brioche, baked apples and lemon curd. Rich acidity (6/10) and full bodied. Complex with layers of lemon curd, apples, rich peaches, white flowers and a touch of gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027.

Mar 3rd, 2019
David L

Again, good not great. Slightly disappointed. Backwards 🙃. Caught it on a okay day🤷🏻‍♂️

Again, good not great. Slightly disappointed. Backwards 🙃. Caught it on a okay day🤷🏻‍♂️

Jun 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

My first Sugar Shack. Very mineral driven at first, but that has died off. One of my favorite noses of burnt popcorn kernel and lemon zest. Quite lemon dominant on the palate...more than any other Aubert chard I’ve had. Small bit of cream on the finish. Very balanced.

My first Sugar Shack. Very mineral driven at first, but that has died off. One of my favorite noses of burnt popcorn kernel and lemon zest. Quite lemon dominant on the palate...more than any other Aubert chard I’ve had. Small bit of cream on the finish. Very balanced.

Dec 29th, 2017
David L

14' Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay. WOW... Hold if you possibly can. It could use another year or two!?! Stunning Chardonnay from Mark! -at Morimoto, Maui

14' Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay. WOW... Hold if you possibly can. It could use another year or two!?! Stunning Chardonnay from Mark! -at Morimoto, Maui

Aug 13th, 2017
Bill Bender

Rich and concentrated and much less confection than the '13. This seems organic and less manipulated. Honeysuckle times 10, ripe green apple, apricot chutney. Viscous and oily. Let it warm a bit and indulge.

Rich and concentrated and much less confection than the '13. This seems organic and less manipulated. Honeysuckle times 10, ripe green apple, apricot chutney. Viscous and oily. Let it warm a bit and indulge.

Jul 7th, 2017
Nick Davis

Mango, papaya, bacon fat. New world oomph.

Mango, papaya, bacon fat. New world oomph.

Sep 7th, 2016
Jeramy Brown

Um, yes I want more. Really good wine.

Um, yes I want more. Really good wine.

Jul 31st, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

10

Awesome Sugar Shack Chard 2014 from Aubert! Just the right touch of oak gives way to a creamy style chard., tropical fruit galore. Best Chard this year! CB gives this a Perfect 100!

Awesome Sugar Shack Chard 2014 from Aubert! Just the right touch of oak gives way to a creamy style chard., tropical fruit galore. Best Chard this year! CB gives this a Perfect 100!

May 15th, 2016
Mark Flesher

Had a guest today at FF. Showed him the list of chards, to which he said "That one should be drinking well." And, voila. Here we are. This Sugar Shack Chardonnay arguably outdrank its 2014 Ritchie Chard by just about a point. A little less sweetness, a little less salinity, a little more balance than the Ritchie. Ripe peach, pear, plantain with a little bit of dried herb. It has been about 15 months since I've had this one. Lots of yellow fruits and that Classic Aubert backbone. You sorta forget about other Chards when a duo of 2014 Aubert are on the table, and this was no exception tonight.

Had a guest today at FF. Showed him the list of chards, to which he said "That one should be drinking well." And, voila. Here we are. This Sugar Shack Chardonnay arguably outdrank its 2014 Ritchie Chard by just about a point. A little less sweetness, a little less salinity, a little more balance than the Ritchie. Ripe peach, pear, plantain with a little bit of dried herb. It has been about 15 months since I've had this one. Lots of yellow fruits and that Classic Aubert backbone. You sorta forget about other Chards when a duo of 2014 Aubert are on the table, and this was no exception tonight.

Sep 28th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

This is absolutely delicious tonight. It’s just beginning to enter a peak drinking window, but I think it has many more interesting years ahead of it. Hallmark Aubert notes of lemon/lime, custard, and pastry crust. Exquisite balance.

This is absolutely delicious tonight. It’s just beginning to enter a peak drinking window, but I think it has many more interesting years ahead of it. Hallmark Aubert notes of lemon/lime, custard, and pastry crust. Exquisite balance.

Aug 23rd, 2019