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AUBERT CHARDONNAY EASTSIDE VINEYARD RUSSIAN RIVER
AUBERT WINES

This sings with rich toastiness to the ripe, juicy and powerfully structured white fruit and cooking spice flavors that are backed by firm acidity. Buttery midpalate, with a glistening finish that shows accents of dried tropical fruits. Drink now through 2028. This is the highest-rated California Chardonnay tasted in the past year, and it stands out for its voluptuous flavors and texture. The Eastside vineyard, on a hill above the Russian River in Sonoma County, is rich with gravelly loams and volcanic-based soils that provide excellent drainage and exposure, according to owner and winmaker Mark Aubert. "The wine has so much terroir," Aubert says. "it features firm, nnatural acidities at 15% alcohol, but it tastes like 14%." It was 100% barrel-fermented and aged mostly in new French oak.  

#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2021.

- April, 2021, Kim Marcus