Aubert CIX Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
The site-driven CIX is a study in terroir. A sense of salinity weaves through the brilliant bouquet of lemon oil, ripe pear, apple blossom, beeswax, and fresh almond, punctuated by notes of crushed chalk and coriander seed. The white soils of this prestigious vineyard add purity and mineral drive, leading to an elegant and endless finish. This wine will age gracefully for 10 to 15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 97-99
Another Sonoma Coast release, the 2018 Chardonnay CIX just about knocks it out of the park, offering a medium/lighter gold hue, a huge nose of ripe pineapple, caramelized pears, flower oil, nectarines, and salty minerality, full-bodied richness, integrated acidity, and a stunning finish. It’s everything you expect from a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert – stunning purity, opulence paired with freshness, incredible length, and flawless balance. Drink it over the coming decade.
Features a steely structure, with concentrated freshly cut apple, brioche and Asian pear flavors, supported by crunchy acidity. Pure and minerally mid-palate, offering a long finish that echoes with subtle sea salt and chamomile accents. Best from 2022 through 2027.
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.