Aubert

UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay

9.526 ratings
9.75 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.6

This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated).

Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now!

This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated).

Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now!

Jul 7th, 2019
Ron R
9.7

The man (David) on the right, opened up his home and cellar to a pee-on like me. One of my fave chards was pulled for shits and giggles. If you have never tried this, please do. Uncommon notes of caramel, custard and subtle oak. The palate displays immense depth and clarity. Super weightless finish of honied almonds, kissed by white peach. Utterly sublime.

The man (David) on the right, opened up his home and cellar to a pee-on like me. One of my fave chards was pulled for shits and giggles. If you have never tried this, please do. Uncommon notes of caramel, custard and subtle oak. The palate displays immense depth and clarity. Super weightless finish of honied almonds, kissed by white peach. Utterly sublime.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Ron R
9.7

Arguably the best white wine I’ve tasted. Opulent yet restrained. Almost floral on the nose, yet soft and round on the palate. A model of balance and juxtaposed dominance. A super gift from Teresa and @Eric LaMasters

Arguably the best white wine I’ve tasted. Opulent yet restrained. Almost floral on the nose, yet soft and round on the palate. A model of balance and juxtaposed dominance. A super gift from Teresa and @Eric LaMasters

Jul 11th, 2018
David L

14’ Aubert UV-SL Chardonnay. Thoroughly enjoy all of Marks single vineyards . If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it. Drink now with a short decanting or wait another year or so.

14’ Aubert UV-SL Chardonnay. Thoroughly enjoy all of Marks single vineyards . If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it. Drink now with a short decanting or wait another year or so.

May 5th, 2018
Jon Preece

Benchmark.

Key lime pie, poached pear, an incredible floral component with the most chamomile I’ve ever gotten from a wine. Bold balanced and structured. Changed glass to glass. An absolute joy.

Benchmark.

Key lime pie, poached pear, an incredible floral component with the most chamomile I’ve ever gotten from a wine. Bold balanced and structured. Changed glass to glass. An absolute joy.

Apr 29th, 2019
Jody Scharf

Butter. Apple orchard feeling. Floral bouquet. This is like a Melody. Beautiful feeling. Will you still love me tomorrow?

Butter. Apple orchard feeling. Floral bouquet. This is like a Melody. Beautiful feeling. Will you still love me tomorrow?

Mar 10th, 2019
Kenta Hayashi

Reminded me of a riper version of Henri Germain on the nose, but palate gives way to California Chardonnay. Fresh, banana peel, dried persimmons. Surprised to see 15.2%!

Reminded me of a riper version of Henri Germain on the nose, but palate gives way to California Chardonnay. Fresh, banana peel, dried persimmons. Surprised to see 15.2%!

Jun 8th, 2018
Ron R
9.8

This is a heavy example. Dense, pure and linear. A wonderful Sonoma expression in every way.
@David L bringing rockstars to the party. Thank you so much 🙏🏾

This is a heavy example. Dense, pure and linear. A wonderful Sonoma expression in every way.
@David L bringing rockstars to the party. Thank you so much 🙏🏾

May 10th, 2018
Jody Scharf

Butter, some citrus. It's Aubert! Problem is this needs to sit 20 years. I'm 60. WTF

Butter, some citrus. It's Aubert! Problem is this needs to sit 20 years. I'm 60. WTF

Apr 29th, 2018
Michael Phillips

Sublime! Honeysuckle and white peaches and melons.Smooth as velvet

Sublime! Honeysuckle and white peaches and melons.Smooth as velvet

Mar 19th, 2018