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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
(search item no. 125492)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $399.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 Lauren Estate Chardonnay always reminds one of a hypothetical vintage blend of Sonoma Coast meets White Burgundy. This 2011 Lauren is naturally clear with green chlorophyll tints on edge. Aromatics are classic Lauren with nuances of lemon-mineral, dried pear and even some green tea-like tones. The pronounced aromatics of fruits and minerals give an organic sense of place. The bouquet is multi-faceted with hints of apple-baked goods and wet stones. The mouth feel presents a glycerin top note, followed by an acid structure only found at Lauren.

The wine has a slight hazy clarity showing Aubert's commitment to minimal interventional winemaking.

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About Aubert:

Owner/winemaker Mark Aubert has had a distinguished winemaking career including a 12 year stint at Peter Michael where he followed Helen Turley. Aubert succeeded Turley again several years later at Colgin Cellars. He has been a winemaking consultant for several prestigious wineries including Sloan, Bryant and Futo. He crafts outstanding vineyard-designate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from estate and leased vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast in a full-blown hedonistic style. The first wines were released with the 2000 vintage. Ulises Valdez is Aubert's vineyard manager. Until 2008, the two Pinot Noirs have been from the Reuling Vineyard and UV Vineyard, both located in the Sonoma Coast AVA. A new estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard has been planted adjacent Reuling, 4 acres of Pinot Noir were planted at Ritchie Vineyard in 2008, and 9 acres of Pinot Noir have been planted at a new site high above the town of Occidental. In 2008, there were six different single vineyard Chardonnays and five Pinot Noir wines.