Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2012

$299

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. Aubert's 2012s, which I have enjoyed multiple times out of bottle since I purchased most of them, merit the scores I gave them last year. Those include the...2012 Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate (99)... he is at the top of his game, producing enormously complex and satisfying wines... He is clearly at the pinnacle of his profession. Kudos! Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Herzog Delectable Pro

Lovely and approachable from the start. Very nutty at the beginning. Acidity remained throughout. Creamy citrus, brown butter, creme brulée, and a nice weightiness to it. This one still has quite a bit of time.

Lovely and approachable from the start. Very nutty at the beginning. Acidity remained throughout. Creamy citrus, brown butter, creme brulée, and a nice weightiness to it. This one still has quite a bit of time.

9.3

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Floral aromas and honeysuckle rise from the glass, very yellow and bright, a little confection that overpowers at first but it blows off quickly. Honey, lemon curd, hazelnut. I really like these new SVDs from Aubert.

Floral aromas and honeysuckle rise from the glass, very yellow and bright, a little confection that overpowers at first but it blows off quickly. Honey, lemon curd, hazelnut. I really like these new SVDs from Aubert.

9.4

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Too sweet

Too sweet

8.9

Helen Keplinger Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

Love love love...

Love love love...

9.5

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

See review on previous Picture and this a Magnum! Bravo to Aubert!

See review on previous Picture and this a Magnum! Bravo to Aubert!

9.6

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Catelli Duo with Family Starters Aubert Chard Sugar Shack 2012 Chard out of a mag!! See picture! Proof!

Catelli Duo with Family Starters Aubert Chard Sugar Shack 2012 Chard out of a mag!! See picture! Proof!

9.6

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Fabulous 2012! This is the 1st time for Aubert Sugar Shack Chard! Wow! Rating 105+

Fabulous 2012! This is the 1st time for Aubert Sugar Shack Chard! Wow! Rating 105+

9.5

Megan

Opened this while making fresh sweet corn and foraged chanterelle risotto. What a treat to enjoy it developing while stirring rice! The corn in the dish brought out a lemon oil in the wine while the mushrooms brought out an almost skunky earthiness. This is such a big and complex wine! Fun to enjoy it develop over time.

Opened this while making fresh sweet corn and foraged chanterelle risotto. What a treat to enjoy it developing while stirring rice! The corn in the dish brought out a lemon oil in the wine while the mushrooms brought out an almost skunky earthiness. This is such a big and complex wine! Fun to enjoy it develop over time.

9.6

Eric LaMasters

Round and balanced. Lemon curd, cream, and a maybe hint of vanilla. Really lovely!

Round and balanced. Lemon curd, cream, and a maybe hint of vanilla. Really lovely!

9.6

Robert Rothfield

Lives up to the hype and is a great CA Chardonnay ....but does not have the precision of any of the top tier of Mersault or Montrachet

Lives up to the hype and is a great CA Chardonnay ....but does not have the precision of any of the top tier of Mersault or Montrachet

9.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.