Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2013

9.516 ratings on Delectable
$169

One of the sexiest Chardonnays in the entire portfolio seems to emerge from the only Napa vineyard Mark Aubert has, the Sugar Shack Estate in Rutherford. The 2013 Chardonnay Sugar Shack offers caramelized apples, brioche, creme brvlee, honeyed citrus, white currants, some liquefied stones, a touch of clove, and fabulous, full-bodied ripeness...Made exclusively from the Montrachet clone of Chardonnay, it can be expected to drink well for another ten years... Mark Aubert is certainly one of a handful of California's finest practitioners of Burgundy-styled, classic California Chardonnays. He's at the top of the pyramid for these extraordinary wines... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Wine of the Day/Night. Great Aubert Sugar Shack Vineyard 2013. Very close to the 2012. Out of a MAGNUM too. The 13 has it all . Rich creamy, buttery with wonderful balance and acidity. The added acidity this vintage compared to past 12 gives this Chard more structure and balance. Weekend bash with Larry,Dr Bob, Dr Tony, Jim M, Marty Antimo and all there wives and girlfriends. Bravo 99+. CB

Wine of the Day/Night. Great Aubert Sugar Shack Vineyard 2013. Very close to the 2012. Out of a MAGNUM too. The 13 has it all . Rich creamy, buttery with wonderful balance and acidity. The added acidity this vintage compared to past 12 gives this Chard more structure and balance. Weekend bash with Larry,Dr Bob, Dr Tony, Jim M, Marty Antimo and all there wives and girlfriends. Bravo 99+. CB

9.3

Jim Trobaugh

Lynne's favorite

Lynne's favorite

9.4

Roman Sukley

2013 Aubert "Sugar Shack" Chardonnay. 15% alcohol. Ever had a Crème Brûlée prepared by Chef Charlie Trotter? Well, I have, as part of a meal prepared for me at Chef's Kitchen Table. Still the best meal, and restaurant evening of my life. Etched indelibly in my memory. That night, I poured and shared with Charlie a bottle of Sine Qua Non "The Bride." Opened with several other SQN's, but my only bottle of The Bride. And I remember how much we enjoyed it, and dissected it and just lived that evening. A moment in time. Impossible to comprehend and fully appreciate at the time, but a cherished memory down the road of life. Well, this wine brought me back to that evening many years ago. That's the cool thing about wine for me. The memories it can evoke. Sort of like a song can take you back, a wine can help you time travel. This beautiful golden wine also has notes of buttered popcorn and almonds on the nose, along with honeysuckle, apricot and peach marmalade and crushed white flowers. Incredibly rich on the palate. Opulent. Viscous. Powerful. Long, lingering finish. Only comparison for me, 2001 Cochran-Drury Corton-Charlemagne. Thanks for the memories @Aubert Wines

2013 Aubert "Sugar Shack" Chardonnay. 15% alcohol. Ever had a Crème Brûlée prepared by Chef Charlie Trotter? Well, I have, as part of a meal prepared for me at Chef's Kitchen Table. Still the best meal, and restaurant evening of my life. Etched indelibly in my memory. That night, I poured and shared with Charlie a bottle of Sine Qua Non "The Bride." Opened with several other SQN's, but my only bottle of The Bride. And I remember how much we enjoyed it, and dissected it and just lived that evening. A moment in time. Impossible to comprehend and fully appreciate at the time, but a cherished memory down the road of life. Well, this wine brought me back to that evening many years ago. That's the cool thing about wine for me. The memories it can evoke. Sort of like a song can take you back, a wine can help you time travel. This beautiful golden wine also has notes of buttered popcorn and almonds on the nose, along with honeysuckle, apricot and peach marmalade and crushed white flowers. Incredibly rich on the palate. Opulent. Viscous. Powerful. Long, lingering finish. Only comparison for me, 2001 Cochran-Drury Corton-Charlemagne. Thanks for the memories @Aubert Wines

9.8

Eric LaMasters

That's some amazing Chardonnay! Layered and complex with everything in perfect balance.

That's some amazing Chardonnay! Layered and complex with everything in perfect balance.

9.6

David L

13'Aubert Sugar Shack . Decant please! Tried it again in 2/4 years!

13'Aubert Sugar Shack . Decant please! Tried it again in 2/4 years!

9.3

Dan Michael

Wow! So complex, full range of aromas and flavors, special wine a treat to taste.

Wow! So complex, full range of aromas and flavors, special wine a treat to taste.

9.5

Roman Sukley

Consistently great (like the Hawks). Let's get game 3!

Consistently great (like the Hawks). Let's get game 3!

9.5

Roman Sukley

Big fan of Aubert Chards, and I think Sugar Shack is my favorite. Typical Aubert greenish gold hue. Wet rocks, fresh peaches and some almond notes on the nose. A big, powerful Chard, honeysuckle, orange blossom and pineapple. Beautifully integrated oak and alcohol. 15.5%!!! Wonderful texture; great finish. My kind of Chardonnay.

Big fan of Aubert Chards, and I think Sugar Shack is my favorite. Typical Aubert greenish gold hue. Wet rocks, fresh peaches and some almond notes on the nose. A big, powerful Chard, honeysuckle, orange blossom and pineapple. Beautifully integrated oak and alcohol. 15.5%!!! Wonderful texture; great finish. My kind of Chardonnay.

9.5

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

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9.2

Ben Beres

At Molino's in White Plains

At Molino's in White Plains

9.5