Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

$139

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

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

Very interesting and different than normal. I didn’t get the typical notes that I usually do. Menthol and wintergreen were very evident. Still good, but very unexpected.

Very interesting and different than normal. I didn’t get the typical notes that I usually do. Menthol and wintergreen were very evident. Still good, but very unexpected.

9.0

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Lots of viscosity and just a delightful palpable mouthfeel. Pear, cut flowers and the essence of a babbling mountain brook. To me, the Lauren has always been the classiest of the Aubert SVDs.

Lots of viscosity and just a delightful palpable mouthfeel. Pear, cut flowers and the essence of a babbling mountain brook. To me, the Lauren has always been the classiest of the Aubert SVDs.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

Another 4th Friday for the books! Dan was kind enough to bring and open this knowing Aubert’s Lauren is my favorite. This bottle never fails to impress me. I love the honeyed marzipan, sweet lemon cream nose and the rounded, luscious, cashew/smoked popcorn notes on the palate.

Another 4th Friday for the books! Dan was kind enough to bring and open this knowing Aubert’s Lauren is my favorite. This bottle never fails to impress me. I love the honeyed marzipan, sweet lemon cream nose and the rounded, luscious, cashew/smoked popcorn notes on the palate.

9.4

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Classic Aubert. Big, oaky, and great acid. Opened for 2 hours and really blossomed into a good chard!

Classic Aubert. Big, oaky, and great acid. Opened for 2 hours and really blossomed into a good chard!

9.2

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Such a great wine with tons of life left. Still a baby and needed air to open.

Such a great wine with tons of life left. Still a baby and needed air to open.

9.5

Seth Morgen Long Delectable Pro

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

Powerful

Powerful

8.7

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Decanted for 2 hours. Opened up nicely and was a pleasure to drink. The oak was integrated and it wasn't too heavy. Just a great wine

Decanted for 2 hours. Opened up nicely and was a pleasure to drink. The oak was integrated and it wasn't too heavy. Just a great wine

9.4

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

Way, way too young to drink right now. If you do, decant it for at least 4 hours. That is when it began to barely open up. You can tell the pedigree is there, but all the goodness is closed up right now...

Way, way too young to drink right now. If you do, decant it for at least 4 hours. That is when it began to barely open up. You can tell the pedigree is there, but all the goodness is closed up right now...

9.0

Mo Cherry Delectable Pro

Ehhh - it was aight...

Ehhh - it was aight...

8.9

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Rich yet subtle, impressive minerality and viscous texture. This one never misses. Still young but a close second to Kongs Judge for my fave CA chard.

Rich yet subtle, impressive minerality and viscous texture. This one never misses. Still young but a close second to Kongs Judge for my fave CA chard.

9.3

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