Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

9.340 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Geoffrey Luce Delectable Pro

2013 is my favorite Aubert vintage

2013 is my favorite Aubert vintage

9.5

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Just starting to open. Pulled the cork 2 hours before drinking. Out of the Auberts I find this one balanced and finesse. Not the big structure.

Just starting to open. Pulled the cork 2 hours before drinking. Out of the Auberts I find this one balanced and finesse. Not the big structure.

9.2

Shay Aldriedge

Funny how a nice evening can round in to form on a spontaneous whim! You know if Dan is around that Aubert or Marcassin chardonnay is involved. Tonight, he was the reason for both! Normally, I love Ritchie. Possibly my favorite chard vineyard. The beeswax, waxiness/nuttiness that I get with this vineyard is so unique. A nice Chard but like most Aubert whites, give this at least 3-5 years.

Funny how a nice evening can round in to form on a spontaneous whim! You know if Dan is around that Aubert or Marcassin chardonnay is involved. Tonight, he was the reason for both! Normally, I love Ritchie. Possibly my favorite chard vineyard. The beeswax, waxiness/nuttiness that I get with this vineyard is so unique. A nice Chard but like most Aubert whites, give this at least 3-5 years.

9.2

Michael Phillips

Extraordinary well balanced modest oak great wine

Extraordinary well balanced modest oak great wine

9.7

Mark Flesher

The only thing I really thought of while enjoying this one was "you know, if there was ANOTHER decanter, I would decant this one in a heartbeat." This Chardonnay was full bodied, buttery, and unfortunately was a little locked down. I think I was getting a lot of melon, mango, honeydew. Rather malolactic in the way it coated the palate. I was impressed by this one, but probably the most impressed as to how this one was still a 13 and in great need of more time or time in a decanter! The bones are here, and are solid. But I really think this one needs more time than anything else. Drink 2019-2023.

The only thing I really thought of while enjoying this one was "you know, if there was ANOTHER decanter, I would decant this one in a heartbeat." This Chardonnay was full bodied, buttery, and unfortunately was a little locked down. I think I was getting a lot of melon, mango, honeydew. Rather malolactic in the way it coated the palate. I was impressed by this one, but probably the most impressed as to how this one was still a 13 and in great need of more time or time in a decanter! The bones are here, and are solid. But I really think this one needs more time than anything else. Drink 2019-2023.

9.2

Shay Aldriedge

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles! I really enjoy Ritchie vineyard chards. Big and bold flavors...I find waxiness, honey and lush lemon flavors to be common. This is a very nice chard, but I'd wait another 2-3 years on it.

Another great Classic Wine Happy Hour in the books! Always a treat to have a designated day each month where guys can pull out some unique bottles! I really enjoy Ritchie vineyard chards. Big and bold flavors...I find waxiness, honey and lush lemon flavors to be common. This is a very nice chard, but I'd wait another 2-3 years on it.

9.2

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Light gold. Floral and mineral nose, with stone fruit. Full body, but the buttery notes are backed by a good minerality. Long finish.

Light gold. Floral and mineral nose, with stone fruit. Full body, but the buttery notes are backed by a good minerality. Long finish.

9.2

Rob Sternthal

A perfect expression of what California Chardonnay can be if made in the french way. Drank incredibly well.

A perfect expression of what California Chardonnay can be if made in the french way. Drank incredibly well.

9.7

David L

13' Aubert Ritchie. Told myself I'd wait a year open my next bottle. It was close enough! I do believe that a few of Marks Chardonnays(regardless of the vintage) just taste better with a little age on them. I generally like my California Chardonnays rather young. Patients, has certainly paid off a little. We decanted it for an hour. A big BOY chard for sure. The most notable difference in this wine is the color, and the softened acidity. The color is a little more golden now. Acidity is still rather present. It certainly flowed a bit better through the palate. The nose was a bit muted last year. Much more pronounced this year. Nose- White flowers, honeysuckle, lemon zest. The palate is full of Canned peaches, green apples, lemons, wet stones. I still get that pie crust to it

13' Aubert Ritchie. Told myself I'd wait a year open my next bottle. It was close enough! I do believe that a few of Marks Chardonnays(regardless of the vintage) just taste better with a little age on them. I generally like my California Chardonnays rather young. Patients, has certainly paid off a little. We decanted it for an hour. A big BOY chard for sure. The most notable difference in this wine is the color, and the softened acidity. The color is a little more golden now. Acidity is still rather present. It certainly flowed a bit better through the palate. The nose was a bit muted last year. Much more pronounced this year. Nose- White flowers, honeysuckle, lemon zest. The palate is full of Canned peaches, green apples, lemons, wet stones. I still get that pie crust to it

9.3

Mike Conti

Honey and citrus fruits. Rich but not overly buttery. Paired fantastic with oysters and shrimp cocktail, two of baby grace's favorites.

Honey and citrus fruits. Rich but not overly buttery. Paired fantastic with oysters and shrimp cocktail, two of baby grace's favorites.

9.3