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Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

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Winemaker Notes

The 2016 CIX Estate Chardonnay is rapturous. It takes hold of your senses with captivating aromas of citrus blossom, powdered stone and ripe pear. On the palate, it is both dense and weightless. The fruit character is nuanced and multi-dimensional with stone fruits, brioche and candied citrus. The CIX finishes pure and long, which confirms this wine will age gracefully for 15+ years. The wine is slightly hazy showing Aubert's commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

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RP 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate is beguiling in its complexity and singularity, offering up scents of smoked nuts, waxed lemons, crushed rocks and coriander seed with hints of crusty bread, honeysuckle, baked peaches and clover honey. Full-bodied, full-on creamy and densely laden with layers of citrus and savory flavors, it has just enough freshness and wonderful length. Barrel Sample: 98-100 Points
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Jeb Dunnuck
From an estate vineyard located just beside the Lauren vineyard, in the Sonoma Coast AVA that was planted in 2008, the 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate (which translates to 109 in Roman numerals) comes from volcanic and goldridge soils and was brought up in 80% new French oak. It’s another wine that builds with time in the glass and offers a full-bodied, powerful, yet shockingly elegant profile. Incredible notes of caramelized white peaches, tangerines, white flowers, and ample salty, seaside mineral characteristics, as well as terrific purity, make for a singular, awesome Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-6 years.
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Mark Aubert’s Sonoma Coast vineyard-designate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs have risen in popularity at a dizzying speed. Aubert’s career in winemaking began in 1989 at Peter Michael under the tutelage of Helen Turley, which led to his time at Colgin, Sloan, Futo and then Bryant Family, before founding Aubert Wines with his wife Teresa in 1999. His wines express the essence of singular terroirs with an effortless grace. Mark crafts the wines of Aubert to speak to a variety of wine lovers with one thing in common – selective palates that expect nothing but the best.

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