We are thrilled to be able to offer you the 2019 vintage release from California’s undisputed king of Chardonnay, Aubert Winery. Lisa Perrotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate has firmly asserted their icon status claiming “Those that understand that great California Chardonnay and great White Burgundy are not the same, nor should they be. Visionaries that do not forge Chardonnays to follow trends, but have a no-compromise, “build it and they will come” attitude. Mark Aubert is there” and their most recent 2019 vintage is the perfect embodiment of why these wines have developed such a cult status as the most sought after of all Californian Chardonnay. “2019 is all about opulence and flamboyance, packed with upfront hedonic fruit—much more in the classic Aubert style […] These gregarious show-stoppers will not disappoint followers of this estate,” Perrotti-Brown explains, awarding them with some of her highest ever scores across the entire range including several potential perfect 100-point scores.
The Aubert Winery was founded in 1999 along the Silverado trail in Calistoga by Mark and Theresa Aubert following Mark learning the ropes at some of California’s finest estates including Marcassin, Peter Michael Winery and Colgin Cellars. Today, it is widely acknowledged that the Auberts sets the gold standard for Californian Chardonnay with their extraordinary individual parcels which include Hyde, Lauren, PMW, Quarry, Reuling, UVSL, Ritchie and CIX, the latter for its namesake Parcel 109. Since 2002, Aubert have also produced a small but superb range of Pinot Noir as well.
They source their grapes from only the finest vineyards across the Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Russian River Valley and Napa Valley, which just over a hectare is owned by Aubert himself. With as many as nine different vineyards, which each have entirely unique climate and soil characteristics, the wines of Aubert are known for their great sense of depth and complexity, in particular their Chardonnay wines are beloved for their unabashedly luscious and opulent style.
Aubert produces an average of 10,000 cases per year, 7,500 of which are Chardonnay with the remaining 2,500 making up their production of Pinot Noir. The collection of bottles being offered today have impeccable provenance, coming from a trusted US client by way of the recent direct mailing list release.
|Aubert CIX Estate Chardonnay||2019||15||1x75cl||£130||96-98||94-96|
|Aubert CIX Estate Chardonnay||2019||3||1x150cl||£300||96-98||94-96|
|Aubert Eastside Russian River Chardonnay||2019||9||1x75cl||£120||96-98||98-100|
|Aubert Eastside Russian River Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£280||96-98||98-100|
|Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay||2019||15||1x75cl||£120||97-100||94-96|
|Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£280||97-100||94-96|
|Aubert Lauren Estate Chardonnay||2019||12||1x75cl||£150||97-100||96-98|
|Aubert Lauren Estate Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£340||97-100||96-98|
|Aubert Powder House Chardonnay||2019||15||1x75cl||£130||97-99||95-97|
|Aubert Powder House Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£300||97-99||95-97|
|Aubert Sugar Shack Estate Chardonnay||2019||15||1x75cl||£130||96-98+||95-97|
|Aubert Sugar Shack Estate Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£300||96-98+||95-97|
|Aubert UV-SL Vineyards Chardonnay||2019||16||1x75cl||£120||96-98||95-97|
|Aubert UV-SL Vineyards Chardonnay||2019||2||1x150cl||£280||96-98||95-97|