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2017 Aubert Powder House Chardonnay

ITEM 8098859 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
clipfan 2 $125 $250
THX1138 0 of 2 $115 $0
2 $115
Item Sold Amount Date
I8154475 8 $115 Mar 27, 2022
I8127575 2 $120 Mar 6, 2022
I8109349 2 $120 Feb 13, 2022
I8098859 2 $125 Jan 30, 2022
I8065438 2 $115 Jan 16, 2022
I8023563 2 $135 Dec 19, 2021
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RATINGS

98-99James Suckling

A very flashy white with so much toasted-oak and coconut, cooked-apple and peach character. Full-bodied, dense and very rich. Lots of fruit and intensity at the end. So much lime and kiwi in the aftertaste. Gorgeous.

97-100The Wine Advocate

Ripe peach, grapefruit, green tea and sea spray notes with touches of candied orange peel, ginger ale and lemon butter. Full-bodied, very refreshing and beautifully creamy in the mouth, it has layer upon layer of citrus and spice flavors

91-94Vinous / IWC

Dense and quite powerful, with less of the delineation than is found throughout the range. I imagine these young, four year-old vines will produce wines of greater distinction in a few years' time.

PRODUCER

Aubert

Aubert Wines produces what many consider California’s first “cult Chardonnay.” Mark Aubert is the owner and operator of the Calistoga-based winery, and his single-vineyard Chardonnays are regularly compared to Grand Cru Burgundies. Aubert, who grew up in Napa Valley and worked as the winemaker for Peter Michael and Colgin, bought seven acres of Chardonnay vineyards in the Sonoma Coast AVA in 2000. Since then he has also planted Pinot Noir in western Sonoma County. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “it is hard to find better Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs than those created by Mark Aubert under his Aubert label.” Production is extremely limited and the Aubert wines are generally available only through the winery’s mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.