Aubert CIX Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

$185

The 2016 Chardonnay CIX Estate is beguiling in its complexity and singularity, offering up scents of smoked nuts, waxed lemons, crushed rocks and coriander seed with hints of crusty bread, honeysuckle, baked peaches and clover honey. Full-bodied, full-on creamy and densely laden with layers of citrus and savory flavors, it has just enough freshness and wonderful length. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Rich, voluptuous and powerhouse of aromas. Benefits from a decant if you can give it one...around 30-45mins at this stage. Light golden in the glass offering up notes of lemon cream, sea salt, honey roasted cashews, honeysuckle and baked lemon scone. It’s viscous on the palate cascading all over, and while big, there is a line of acidity that is picked up from entry and maintains all the way through the finish...not sure if I’d call it “mineral” like, but it helps give complexity and add balance. Honeyed clover, more sea salt, lemon meringue pie too. So lush with a lingering finish. Everything about this screams Aubert and even when young, these are just superb Cali Chards.

Rich, voluptuous and powerhouse of aromas. Benefits from a decant if you can give it one...around 30-45mins at this stage. Light golden in the glass offering up notes of lemon cream, sea salt, honey roasted cashews, honeysuckle and baked lemon scone. It’s viscous on the palate cascading all over, and while big, there is a line of acidity that is picked up from entry and maintains all the way through the finish...not sure if I’d call it “mineral” like, but it helps give complexity and add balance. Honeyed clover, more sea salt, lemon meringue pie too. So lush with a lingering finish. Everything about this screams Aubert and even when young, these are just superb Cali Chards.

9.5

Rob Sternthal

What does one say about Aubert. If you love it, you love it. And I do. Still ranks as one of the best Chardonnay labels in California and much cheaper than its peers.

What does one say about Aubert. If you love it, you love it. And I do. Still ranks as one of the best Chardonnay labels in California and much cheaper than its peers.

9.5

Jim McCusker

Again, from a few days ago. It’s real, and it’s spectacular.

Again, from a few days ago. It’s real, and it’s spectacular.

9.6

Ed Chin

Bright youthful fruit. I wish I could try this again in 5 yrs

Bright youthful fruit. I wish I could try this again in 5 yrs

9.3

Bryan Kesting

Cabernet night with the guys. Started with a few whites. This is a baby and opened too young IMO. This will Garner a higher rating in a couple of years.

Cabernet night with the guys. Started with a few whites. This is a baby and opened too young IMO. This will Garner a higher rating in a couple of years.

9.3

Daniel S

Popped this open while unpacking the new shipments. Hard to imagine this being any better - most enjoyable!

Popped this open while unpacking the new shipments. Hard to imagine this being any better - most enjoyable!

9.8

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