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Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2011
1.5L SKU 19192
Mark Aubert graduated from St. Helena High and Fresno State with a degree in enology and a double minor in viticulture and chemistry. He then went on to work his way up to winemaker at Rutherford Hill, Monticello Cellars, Peter Michael, and Colgin, twice succeeding Helen Turley. Presently focusing on his own label with traditions deeply entrenched in Californian and Burgundian techniques, Mark has planted a 7 acre chardonnay vineyard on the Vine Hill appellation near Forestville-Sonoma, as well as another 6 acres of chardonnay and 1.5 acres of pinot noir at a vineyard down the street. In addition to Aubert Wines, Mark Aubert works with Bryant Family Vineyards.
Ultrarich and intense, exhibiting waves of smoke, fig, apricot and tangerine flavors, firming and narrowing on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 767 cases made.
Score: 92, James Laube, June 30, 2013
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