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2003 Aubert Chardonnay Quarry Vineyard
- Sonoma County
Community Tasting Notes 46
JimN Likes this wine: (93 points)
January 20, 2014 - Still going strong. No change from earlier note. Well into its window, with perhaps a few years to go.
JimN wrote: (94 points)
January 1, 2013 - The wine that salvaged a night of disappointing tasting. A terrific wine that is at the end of its drinking window. You can hold, but it is not getting better in my view. Better to drink now.
vinojones wrote: (94 points)
January 3, 2012 - Popped and Poured
Medium yellow, green tinge; huge ripe pineapple nose- you have to love pineapple to drink this "early"- after 3 hrs the pine apple was almost gone- replaced by hazelnuts, sweet dough, lime, and light allspice aroma's; big body through out the evening- very forward,did not seem completely knit together; very full body,smooth,rich creme brulee type of finish; very long, very sl hot at the end.
I'd guess this bottle had 5-10 yrs of life left.
Wayne82 wrote: (91 points)
May 15, 2011 - Solid Wine. Got a bit tired faster then I expected and showed a bit more ethanol characteristics as well. Very standard Aubert type of wine, fat, a bit buttery, with some spice and gobs of fruit. This didnt quite hold up to my expectations compared to other Auberts
PortFanatic wrote: (93 points)
February 11, 2011 - Based on some recent CT notes I was expecting this to be quite old and possibly over the hill. This bottle was certainly not. Straw colored, nice inviting nose. A big wine with a long mineral finish. A bit of bitterness in the finish that resolved as it opened up. If I had to complain I would say that there was a touch of unabsorbed oak here that detracts -- but otherwise excellent. I'll open my last bottle in the next year or two. No rush - at least for my bottles. (Stored at 57 degrees its entire life)
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)
(Aubert Wines Chardonnay The Quarry Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2003
- Type White
- Producer Aubert
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Quarry Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma County
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 142 (30%)
- Consumed 325 (69%)