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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
(search item no. 125493)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $349.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 UV-SL Chardonnay exhibits dried fruit such as lemon, pineapple and even dried tree fruits in the aromas. Strong minerality and acidity frames the body with a vin du garde-like personality. Initially, there is a floral, high-toned elevation to candied fruits with heaps of wet stones. A wonderful green tint is in the edge of the color; this is reflective of the clonal material that Aubert selected for this vineyard site.

The wine has a slight hazy clarity showing our 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.