Jeb Dunnuck
Aubert, 2016 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard

"From a cooler site (it’s one of the last to be harvested), the 2016 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard is a perfect wine any way you look at it. Caramelized pineapple, marzipan, citrus, candle wax, and layers of complex Chardonnay fruit all flow to a beautifully pure, silky, perfectly balanced 2016 that has depth, freshness, complexity, and length. It develops even more complexity with time in the glass and is a brilliant effort from this estate. As with the other releases here, it was brought up in 80% new French oak."
Aubert, 2016 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard

"The 2016 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard is powerful and also razor-sharp. Chalk, crushed rocks, mint and citrus peel give the UV-SL its distinctive energetic, focused feel. The UV-SL shows the distinct influence of elevation at this site perched at 1,200 feet above sea level. While many of the Aubert Chardonnays are overt, the UV-SL is much less forthcoming. Underpinnings of acid and structure add to the wine's considerable appeal."
Wine Spectator
Aubert, 2016 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard

"Well-honed, offering layers of concentrated white fruit flavors that are dominated by a deft mix of citrus, crisp apple and peach. The minerally finish lingers. Best from 2020 through 2025."
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2016 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard

VINEYARD Named after their famed vineyard manager, Ulises Valdez (UV), and located at his home estate on Stoetz Lane (SL). One of the only vineyards in the far western portion of Sonoma Coast, only 6 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Vines are about 10 years of age.

VINIFICATION AND AGING The wines are fermented with 100% Native yeast in barrel. The outcome is a slightly hazy wine due to Aubert's commitment to minimal intervention winemaking. Unfined and unfiltered.

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