Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
#52 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019
?The stunning bouquet of the 2017 UV-SL Pinot Noir offers striking aromas of juicy blackberries, crushed blueberries, and blood orange oil. The palate is loaded with concentrated dark fruits intertwined with an essence of cedar and pine forest floor. The tannin profile is broad yet supple with an incredible freshness leading to a long and succulent finish. Suggested drinking window is 2020 through 2032.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 96-97
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.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.