Aubert Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2013

$174.99

Limited new release from cult Chardonnay producer Mark Aubert.96 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Chardonnay Larry Hyde & Sons reveals a greenish hue to its gold color as well as crisp acidity, hints of orange blossom, white peach, white currants and mangoes. This fresh, beautifully fruited, medium to full-bodied, rich wine should drink well for 10-12 years. Production from this four-acre vineyard is generally around 1,000 cases."...Mark Aubert is one of the contenders for California’s finest practitioner of Burgundian-styled, yet classic, California Chardonnays. His offerings are all made like grand cru Burgundies with full malolactic, the use of French oak and lees stirring, but the purity of fruit, the textural dimensions, and the stunning singularity of these Chardonnays can only be matched by a handful of other Chardonnay producers in the world.. Mark Aubert previously worked at Peter Michael, where he apprenticed under his most famous mentor, Helen Turley, followed by stints at Colgin and Futo, two very high-end cult Cabernet Sauvignon producers. His Chardonnays have become enormously popular and sell out as quickly as they become available to consumers.  The 2013 Chardonnays are going to be as extraordinary in quality. Aubert uses high percentages of new French oak in the upbringing for his Chardonnays, but you would never know that when tasting. These wines- are all simply remarkable."

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual. These Carneros chards from Aubert always throw me for a loop. I pegged this as a west coast Chardonnay, but thought it was a Kistler. Very sharp mineral notes and acid...very different than Aubert’s other chards. I’ve not had the Hudson which is similar. This started off sweeter than expected and really transformed in the glass to show more floral/honeyed cashews that led me to west coast Chardonnay.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee lunch...always such a treat to attend. This week, Dan hosted. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All blind as usual. These Carneros chards from Aubert always throw me for a loop. I pegged this as a west coast Chardonnay, but thought it was a Kistler. Very sharp mineral notes and acid...very different than Aubert’s other chards. I’ve not had the Hudson which is similar. This started off sweeter than expected and really transformed in the glass to show more floral/honeyed cashews that led me to west coast Chardonnay.

9.3

David L Delectable Pro

My least favorite of Mark’s single vineyards Chardonnays . But oh soooo good. Would recommend a 30 minute decanting .

My least favorite of Mark’s single vineyards Chardonnays . But oh soooo good. Would recommend a 30 minute decanting .

9.3

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

BYOB. When comparing this to the Drouhin Chevy, it seems "manufactured". I'm stealing that from my dinner companion but it's a spot on observation. Doesn't mean it's bad, just that the seamlessness you get from a great white burgundy doesn't seem to translate through to new world Chardonnays often.

BYOB. When comparing this to the Drouhin Chevy, it seems "manufactured". I'm stealing that from my dinner companion but it's a spot on observation. Doesn't mean it's bad, just that the seamlessness you get from a great white burgundy doesn't seem to translate through to new world Chardonnays often.

9.0

David L Delectable Pro

13' I don't think it's as full-bodied as the 12'. A bit more Oak... Yellow/green apple, floral notes skip through this. Rich structured acidity. I would cellar this for a bit.

13' I don't think it's as full-bodied as the 12'. A bit more Oak... Yellow/green apple, floral notes skip through this. Rich structured acidity. I would cellar this for a bit.

9.2

David L Delectable Pro

13' Two hours opened... still to acidic. The balance is all off. I would wait a few more years. I'll fined out!

13' Two hours opened... still to acidic. The balance is all off. I would wait a few more years. I'll fined out!

8.8

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Creamy texture with a orange marmalade flavor . Awesome chard from one of my favorite Chardonnay producers. 2013 continues in Quality after the Great 2012's. CB 95...

Creamy texture with a orange marmalade flavor . Awesome chard from one of my favorite Chardonnay producers. 2013 continues in Quality after the Great 2012's. CB 95...

9.6

Jeff Sidwell Delectable Pro

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Huge acids

Huge acids

8.9

Bryan Kesting

Lemon custard, fresh and lively...

Lemon custard, fresh and lively...

9.5

Paul Phelps

Really subtle and deftly made. One of the more restrained, maybe even linear, Auberts I have had.

Really subtle and deftly made. One of the more restrained, maybe even linear, Auberts I have had.

9.3

Andrew Steffensmeier Delectable Pro

Nose of blossoms, pine nuts, and pineapple skin. A hint of effervescence early on which dissipated an hour in. Palate features deep, unctuous fruit- almost the orange slice candies. Some ripe peach in there as well. The sweetness paired well with sweet corn accompaniment.

Nose of blossoms, pine nuts, and pineapple skin. A hint of effervescence early on which dissipated an hour in. Palate features deep, unctuous fruit- almost the orange slice candies. Some ripe peach in there as well. The sweetness paired well with sweet corn accompaniment.

9.0

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