Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2013

$159

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

Shay A Delectable Pro

Another 4th Friday for the books! Signature sweet lemon cream on the nose with crushed rock and grilled pear. Lemon peel and citrus on the palate...not as powerful as their Lauren or CIX maybe, but more heft here than Hudson and Larry Hyde. Fantastic, as expected.

Another 4th Friday for the books! Signature sweet lemon cream on the nose with crushed rock and grilled pear. Lemon peel and citrus on the palate...not as powerful as their Lauren or CIX maybe, but more heft here than Hudson and Larry Hyde. Fantastic, as expected.

9.4

David L Delectable Pro

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

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

I really like the new SVDs from Aubert--Sugar Shack, Eastside and CIX--this one is pretty young though. It has all the elements but it hasn't quite bloomed yet. Slightly fat and a tad sweet and tight. I'd hold and be rewarded later.

I really like the new SVDs from Aubert--Sugar Shack, Eastside and CIX--this one is pretty young though. It has all the elements but it hasn't quite bloomed yet. Slightly fat and a tad sweet and tight. I'd hold and be rewarded later.

9.0

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

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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

Robert Rothfield

Floral nose, well delineated and precise with peach and mineral notes....long finish

Floral nose, well delineated and precise with peach and mineral notes....long finish

9.3

Eric LaMasters

Just delicious.

Just delicious.

9.7

Peter Keohan

Subdued nose. Good concentration balance and length

Subdued nose. Good concentration balance and length

9.2

Mark Flesher

An incredibly balanced chard. This one crushed a 2010 Kistler Kistler Cuvee Cathleen quite easily. This nose is very complex and quite aromatic. Limestone, melon, mango nose. Peach, mango middle. The finish on this wine just goes and goes. I've been lucky enough to have four 2013 Aubert wines all within the last 1-2 years, and this one by far is my favorite (Yes, it beats the Larry Hyde although I'm rating it the same). REALLY close to a 96 IMO.

An incredibly balanced chard. This one crushed a 2010 Kistler Kistler Cuvee Cathleen quite easily. This nose is very complex and quite aromatic. Limestone, melon, mango nose. Peach, mango middle. The finish on this wine just goes and goes. I've been lucky enough to have four 2013 Aubert wines all within the last 1-2 years, and this one by far is my favorite (Yes, it beats the Larry Hyde although I'm rating it the same). REALLY close to a 96 IMO.

9.5

Peter Keohan

Shy nose. Floral with a touch of honey nice pale golden. Balanced and long very young

Shy nose. Floral with a touch of honey nice pale golden. Balanced and long very young

9.2

Jim Trobaugh

Lynne's favorite

Lynne's favorite

9.4

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