Aubert

UV Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3366 ratings
9.163 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This is beautiful, elegant, lush, ripe but it lacks some depth and definitely destintive character.

The fruits are; blackberries, sweet & sour, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, dry cranberries, strawberries and creamy raspberries. Mixed mid/dark, berry cola, fruit tea, light, dry, crushed rocks & top soils, very soft spice and baking spices, (some caramel notes, dry herbs, moist clay, dry tobacco & leather as it opens up after three plus hours) dark, rich soil with dry leaves, withering & fresh, dark, red, blue & purple flowers, excellent acidity and a nicely balanced & polished finish.

If you are having this now-ish, I would give it a three hour decant for it to better reveal itself. Still has another eight or more good years of drinking properly stored.

Photos of, Aubert fruit/vineyards & Mark Aubert.

This is beautiful, elegant, lush, ripe but it lacks some depth and definitely destintive character.

The fruits are; blackberries, sweet & sour, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, dry cranberries, strawberries and creamy raspberries. Mixed mid/dark, berry cola, fruit tea, light, dry, crushed rocks & top soils, very soft spice and baking spices, (some caramel notes, dry herbs, moist clay, dry tobacco & leather as it opens up after three plus hours) dark, rich soil with dry leaves, withering & fresh, dark, red, blue & purple flowers, excellent acidity and a nicely balanced & polished finish.

If you are having this now-ish, I would give it a three hour decant for it to better reveal itself. Still has another eight or more good years of drinking properly stored.

Photos of, Aubert fruit/vineyards & Mark Aubert.

Feb 17th, 2024
Matt Duncan

Juicy, thick.

Juicy, thick.

Jul 11th, 2021
Shay A
9.3

WNH Sonoma Coast Pinot tasting.

I decanted this for almost two hours, consumed half, and then sealed and came back to it two days later.

Strawberry everything, for the most part. Strawberry preserves topped with some black pepper, sage, lots of floral notes, and currant. Acidity is really nice on the palate, with a lifted profile yet rich. Not full on kirsch, but some added ripe black raspberries, plum, and herbal spice toward the finish. When I came back to this a few days later, it was much more expressive and had just a kiss of orange zest. Obviously young, but fun to try. I’d hold another 3+yrs, or decant for a couple hours.

WNH Sonoma Coast Pinot tasting.

I decanted this for almost two hours, consumed half, and then sealed and came back to it two days later.

Strawberry everything, for the most part. Strawberry preserves topped with some black pepper, sage, lots of floral notes, and currant. Acidity is really nice on the palate, with a lifted profile yet rich. Not full on kirsch, but some added ripe black raspberries, plum, and herbal spice toward the finish. When I came back to this a few days later, it was much more expressive and had just a kiss of orange zest. Obviously young, but fun to try. I’d hold another 3+yrs, or decant for a couple hours.

Feb 25th, 2021
Matt Duncan

Very impressive nose. Dark and slightly bitter finish, though remarkably long.

Very impressive nose. Dark and slightly bitter finish, though remarkably long.

Apr 25th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

One thing Aubert wines have in common is that they are all very different.
This pinot is relatively extracted, and it shows on the nose and palate. Notes of red currants, cedar and flowers on the nose. Tannins are prominent and provide texture. Perfect balance and long sweet finish make this a textbook pinot. This will cellar for many years to come.

One thing Aubert wines have in common is that they are all very different.
This pinot is relatively extracted, and it shows on the nose and palate. Notes of red currants, cedar and flowers on the nose. Tannins are prominent and provide texture. Perfect balance and long sweet finish make this a textbook pinot. This will cellar for many years to come.

Jan 2nd, 2020
Lyn Farmer

Medium ruby, well-balanced, quite forward New World style with a violet pastille candy quality on the palate. Good earthiness and forest floor to back it up, mature, medium tannin and Iong finish

Medium ruby, well-balanced, quite forward New World style with a violet pastille candy quality on the palate. Good earthiness and forest floor to back it up, mature, medium tannin and Iong finish

Sep 22nd, 2019
Lisa Marquita Barker

Pinot syrup but enough acid to keep it balanced! Not your average Sonoma Pinot

Pinot syrup but enough acid to keep it balanced! Not your average Sonoma Pinot

Aug 24th, 2019
Conrad Green

Rich red and black cherry. Slightly sweet and up front. Simple alongside the burgs. A little simple on the finish

Rich red and black cherry. Slightly sweet and up front. Simple alongside the burgs. A little simple on the finish

Jul 1st, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Geez, one of the better Aubert pinots I’ve had. Wow. Rose petals, violets & birch wood on the nose. Gorgeous cherry tobacco on the palate and rhubarb and perfectly balanced acidity. Perfect finish showing candied black cherry. A tribute to Ulises Valdez...RIP to one of the premier farmers/vineyard managers in Sonoma.

Geez, one of the better Aubert pinots I’ve had. Wow. Rose petals, violets & birch wood on the nose. Gorgeous cherry tobacco on the palate and rhubarb and perfectly balanced acidity. Perfect finish showing candied black cherry. A tribute to Ulises Valdez...RIP to one of the premier farmers/vineyard managers in Sonoma.

Sep 15th, 2018
Michael Herzog

Not going to mistake this for a Burgundy but still pretty and balanced. Age has suited this wine well.

Not going to mistake this for a Burgundy but still pretty and balanced. Age has suited this wine well.

Aug 25th, 2018