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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Aubert Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Aubert Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 123596)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $189.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard has more in common with a 1990 grand cru from the DRC than one would expect. Delicious aromas of forest floor, sweet black currants, black raspberries, cherries, and porcini mushrooms are followed by a broad, savory Pinot Noir with tremendous concentration, opulence, and complexity as well as super purity and good acidity. This sensational effort may be one of the most provocative California Pinots made in our times.
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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.