Aubert Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

$159

Absolutely profound is the 2014 Chardonnay Eastside, from the vineyard owned by well-known viticulturalist and farmer Ulises Valdez and planted with a suitcase Montrachet clone on a low-yielding root stock called Riparia Gloire. Smoky creme brulee notes intermixed with white peach, nectarine, orange marmalade, honeysuckle and buttered apples all jump from the glass of this great Chardonnay that is Grand cru quality, incredibly pure, dense, and long. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David L Delectable Pro

14’ Aubert Eastside Chardonnay The color has gotten a bit darker in the last two years. The nose is full of grapefruit blossom, lemon grass/peel. Palate- Rich, powerful, tightly wound. Pineapple, peach, toasted almond, crème brûlée, crushed rock, touch of pepper, integrated acidity, and flawless balance. Starts to truly come together as it warms up. Drinking in it’s prime now .

14’ Aubert Eastside Chardonnay The color has gotten a bit darker in the last two years. The nose is full of grapefruit blossom, lemon grass/peel. Palate- Rich, powerful, tightly wound. Pineapple, peach, toasted almond, crème brûlée, crushed rock, touch of pepper, integrated acidity, and flawless balance. Starts to truly come together as it warms up. Drinking in it’s prime now .

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

This is a more opulent version of Aubert’s Larry Hyde and Sons, but not quite as powerful as Aubert’s other SVD chards. It’s got the lemon square tart, guava, and marshmallow bites, but everything is less toasted. Just slightly toned down. I think this was @Mark Flesher ‘s white of the day, which makes sense since he’s a Larry Hyde & Sons fan!

This is a more opulent version of Aubert’s Larry Hyde and Sons, but not quite as powerful as Aubert’s other SVD chards. It’s got the lemon square tart, guava, and marshmallow bites, but everything is less toasted. Just slightly toned down. I think this was @Mark Flesher ‘s white of the day, which makes sense since he’s a Larry Hyde & Sons fan!

9.4

David L Delectable Pro

14’ Aubert Eastside Chardonnay. Just not a fair fight. 6- 8 great years in it.

14’ Aubert Eastside Chardonnay. Just not a fair fight. 6- 8 great years in it.

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Not as cloying as some of the Aubert SVDs I've had lately, more light on it's feet and pure...still a bit more sweetness than older vintages but this is young.

Not as cloying as some of the Aubert SVDs I've had lately, more light on it's feet and pure...still a bit more sweetness than older vintages but this is young.

9.1

Michael Phillips

This to me is great chardonnay American or French. Restrained but full bodied no perceptible oak. Mellow white fruit . Perfect with Maryland crab cakes

This to me is great chardonnay American or French. Restrained but full bodied no perceptible oak. Mellow white fruit . Perfect with Maryland crab cakes

9.8

Daniel Taub

Week of Aubert is going great! Cheers

Week of Aubert is going great! Cheers

9.4

Jody Scharf

Aubert. Enough said.

Aubert. Enough said.

9.5

Ed Chin

Very nice though I was hoping for the Lauren profile

Very nice though I was hoping for the Lauren profile

9.2

Nick H

Always delightful, and certainly drinking well in the current window. Poured a little cooler than the Kongsgaard, and also benefitted from approaching room temperature. While slightly edged out by the 13 Kong in my opinion tonight, still a beautiful benchmark Aubert wine.

Always delightful, and certainly drinking well in the current window. Poured a little cooler than the Kongsgaard, and also benefitted from approaching room temperature. While slightly edged out by the 13 Kong in my opinion tonight, still a beautiful benchmark Aubert wine.

9.4

Eric LaMasters

Lovely Chardonnay. Aubert never disappoints.

Lovely Chardonnay. Aubert never disappoints.

9.3

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