Aubert UV-SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

$125

The 2014 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard is rich, phenolic and intense, with striking interplay of aromas, flavors and textures. Seamless and impeccably layered in the glass, the 2014 speaks to balance and finesse. Today, the UV-SL is creamy, unctuous and absolutely stunning in its beauty... Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

David L Delectable Pro

14’ Aubert UV-SL. Wine Nerd Herd virtual tasting. Been fortunate enough to have this wine a dozen times. Unlike the 2013 I had last week, this has seen better days. Still delicious & won’t turn down a glass/bottle. It certainly will drink for many years to come. The 2013 has got another 5/8 years in it..  I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase a case of the 13. Makes points of subtlety & finesse, with touches of cream, smoky oak, apple & pear, light acidity ,falls short towards the end of the glass. Ending with a poached pear & oaky finish.

14’ Aubert UV-SL. Wine Nerd Herd virtual tasting. Been fortunate enough to have this wine a dozen times. Unlike the 2013 I had last week, this has seen better days. Still delicious & won’t turn down a glass/bottle. It certainly will drink for many years to come. The 2013 has got another 5/8 years in it..  I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase a case of the 13. Makes points of subtlety & finesse, with touches of cream, smoky oak, apple & pear, light acidity ,falls short towards the end of the glass. Ending with a poached pear & oaky finish.

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated). Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now!

This was a special bottle, as I’ve held on to this to wait until my wife could enjoy after the birth of our daughter. Aubert is our favorite chardonnay producer and each time a bottle is opened, smiles abound! (Background is a small peek in to the amazing nursery my wife decorated). Our favorite Chardonnay producer does it again (and again, and again, etc). I have no problem enjoying these shortly after release (aside from their Larry Hyde & Sons offering, which has too much acidity for my liking the first year or two), but when you can keep your hands off them for a few years, they can be truly magical. I think 5-7yrs post vintage is the sweet spot. Slightly golden in the glass, with Aubert’s signature lemon cream jumping from the glass alongside honeycomb, salted popcorn kernel, and custard aromatics. Powerful, yet nimble on the palate showing astounding flavor...carmelized brown sugar, roasted nuts and honeysuckle with a savory sea salt component toward the finish. The depth that these Chardonnays show is nothing short of impeccable with everything in balance. I actually think this could be at its peak in the next year, but it’s certainly making a case it’s at its best now!

9.6

Ron R Delectable Pro

The man (David) on the right, opened up his home and cellar to a pee-on like me. One of my fave chards was pulled for shits and giggles. If you have never tried this, please do. Uncommon notes of caramel, custard and subtle oak. The palate displays immense depth and clarity. Super weightless finish of honied almonds, kissed by white peach. Utterly sublime.

The man (David) on the right, opened up his home and cellar to a pee-on like me. One of my fave chards was pulled for shits and giggles. If you have never tried this, please do. Uncommon notes of caramel, custard and subtle oak. The palate displays immense depth and clarity. Super weightless finish of honied almonds, kissed by white peach. Utterly sublime.

9.7

Ron R Delectable Pro

Arguably the best white wine I’ve tasted. Opulent yet restrained. Almost floral on the nose, yet soft and round on the palate. A model of balance and juxtaposed dominance. A super gift from Teresa and @Eric LaMasters

Arguably the best white wine I’ve tasted. Opulent yet restrained. Almost floral on the nose, yet soft and round on the palate. A model of balance and juxtaposed dominance. A super gift from Teresa and @Eric LaMasters

9.7

David L Delectable Pro

14’ Aubert UV-SL Chardonnay. Thoroughly enjoy all of Marks single vineyards . If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it. Drink now with a short decanting or wait another year or so.

14’ Aubert UV-SL Chardonnay. Thoroughly enjoy all of Marks single vineyards . If I had to pick a favorite, this would be it. Drink now with a short decanting or wait another year or so.

9.7

Daniel Taub

Wow. Been drinking a lot of 14’s and this is a stunner

Wow. Been drinking a lot of 14’s and this is a stunner

9.6

Jon Preece

Benchmark. Key lime pie, poached pear, an incredible floral component with the most chamomile I’ve ever gotten from a wine. Bold balanced and structured. Changed glass to glass. An absolute joy.

Benchmark. Key lime pie, poached pear, an incredible floral component with the most chamomile I’ve ever gotten from a wine. Bold balanced and structured. Changed glass to glass. An absolute joy.

10

Jody Scharf

Butter. Apple orchard feeling. Floral bouquet. This is like a Melody. Beautiful feeling. Will you still love me tomorrow?

Butter. Apple orchard feeling. Floral bouquet. This is like a Melody. Beautiful feeling. Will you still love me tomorrow?

9.5

Kenta Hayashi

Reminded me of a riper version of Henri Germain on the nose, but palate gives way to California Chardonnay. Fresh, banana peel, dried persimmons. Surprised to see 15.2%!

Reminded me of a riper version of Henri Germain on the nose, but palate gives way to California Chardonnay. Fresh, banana peel, dried persimmons. Surprised to see 15.2%!

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

This is a heavy example. Dense, pure and linear. A wonderful Sonoma expression in every way. @David L bringing rockstars to the party. Thank you so much

This is a heavy example. Dense, pure and linear. A wonderful Sonoma expression in every way. @David L bringing rockstars to the party. Thank you so much

9.8

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