Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005  Front Label
Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005  Front Label

Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005

  • RP98
  • WS93
1500ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • RP100
  • JS95
  • RP97
  • WS92
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • RP98
  • WS94
  • WS93
  • WS94
  • WS96
  • WS96
  • RP95
  • RP97
  • WS94
  • RP93
  • WS93
  • RP96
  • WS94
  • RP95
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $269.97
Try the
269 97
269 97
Save $0.00 (0%)
0
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Ships Mon, Oct 10
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
1500ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Revealing obvious tropical fruit in its exotic, hedonistic personality, the 2005 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is the least intellectual wine of this group. Nevertheless, there is plenty going on in this brioche, hazelnut, smoke, and honeyed citrus-filled Chardonnay. It is a gorgeously tart, well-defined, full-bodied white.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

While Mark Aubert no longer produces wines from the famed Ritchie vineyard, in the past it produced a fantastic string of classic Aubert-style, age-worthy Chardonnays from 30+-year-old Old Wente clone vines. The 2005 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard has a bright, lemon-gold color with a slightly green tinge at the rim. The nose is beautifully perfumed, featuring jasmine and honeysuckle notes over a core of apple pie, poached pears and chalk dust with hints of praline and croissant. The palate is rich, decadently oily with tons of seductive apple and spice layers and a racy line, finishing very long and complex. Aging at a glacial pace, this Chardonnay still has a good decade of cellaring left at least! This wine was tasted from magnum, sourced directly from Aubert's library cellar.

WS 93
Wine Spectator

Beautifully crafted, this is rich, intense and focused, with a complex mix of ripe, vibrant green apple, pear, melon and spice, picking up a subtle honeyed edge on the finish.

View More
Aubert

Aubert

View all products
Aubert, California
Aubert The Passion of Elegant Farming Winery Image

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.

Image for Sonoma County Wine California content section
View all products

Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Sonoma County wines are produced with carefully selected grape varieties to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

Image for Chardonnay Wine content section
View all products

One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

YAP579561_2005 Item# 579561

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...