Aubert Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2012

$179

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. He’s that good. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

ADAM STROMFELD Delectable Pro

Texturally round elegant oakfeel balanced beautifully. Peaches and roundness.

Texturally round elegant oakfeel balanced beautifully. Peaches and roundness.

9.6

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Fabulous contribution from @Steve Anderson for a day after 4th of July celebration to honor the talented Toronto tasting note king from Berserkers Mike Grammar. I’m a big fan of the Eastside. It’s more balance and compelling verve than the in your face opulence of some of the other SVDs. Fresh pear rather than the honeyed pear of the Sugar Shack, clean lines, fresh honeysuckle. A great start to the night.

Fabulous contribution from @Steve Anderson for a day after 4th of July celebration to honor the talented Toronto tasting note king from Berserkers Mike Grammar. I’m a big fan of the Eastside. It’s more balance and compelling verve than the in your face opulence of some of the other SVDs. Fresh pear rather than the honeyed pear of the Sugar Shack, clean lines, fresh honeysuckle. A great start to the night.

9.3

Todd Alexander Delectable Pro

One of my favorites of the flight.

One of my favorites of the flight.

9.4

David L Delectable Pro

12' I truly believe old world meets new in this bottle of wine. The perfect balance of fruit & minerals. Lemon pie crust, salty caramel ,bed rock & graceful acidity across the glass. 30 seconds on the finish... wanting another glass. It will get even better with time. With the addition of these new vineyards his chards are one, it not the best in California.

12' I truly believe old world meets new in this bottle of wine. The perfect balance of fruit & minerals. Lemon pie crust, salty caramel ,bed rock & graceful acidity across the glass. 30 seconds on the finish... wanting another glass. It will get even better with time. With the addition of these new vineyards his chards are one, it not the best in California.

9.5

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

A perfectly fine, big, generous and well-made Chardonnay.

A perfectly fine, big, generous and well-made Chardonnay.

8.9

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

And this is my 2nd favorite white this year. Best Aubert since the '08 Lauren for me.

And this is my 2nd favorite white this year. Best Aubert since the '08 Lauren for me.

9.6

Jim McCusker

Easily one of the best Aubert chardonnays I’ve ever had, the 2012 Eastside is unreal. Really can’t describe it, except to say that the honeyed, stone-fruit aromatics are incredible, the balance is impeccable, and the finish goes on forever. Just awesome.

Easily one of the best Aubert chardonnays I’ve ever had, the 2012 Eastside is unreal. Really can’t describe it, except to say that the honeyed, stone-fruit aromatics are incredible, the balance is impeccable, and the finish goes on forever. Just awesome.

9.9

Victor Hwang

2012 vintage!

2012 vintage!

9.3

Michael Meyer

Beautiful Cali Chard. I prefer Lauren or Ritchie but this is very well made. Very light on its feet with purity of fruit and richness and length

Beautiful Cali Chard. I prefer Lauren or Ritchie but this is very well made. Very light on its feet with purity of fruit and richness and length

9.3

Eric LaMasters

Lovely Chardonnay.

Lovely Chardonnay.

9.2

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