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2008 Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard
- > California
- > Sonoma County
- > Sonoma Coast
Community Tasting Notes 93
J @ y H @ c k wrote: (92 points)
September 19, 2014 - Popped and poured on Friday night but no one wanted white wine, so recorked, brought home, put in the refrgerator, and ten forgotten until Tuesday.
Friday - Creamy, white fruit, chardonnay grape, excellent depth and breadth on the tongue, whith a bit of citrus.
Tuesday - Floral nose. Seems more acidic with higher citrus component and some light tart apple. a tiny bit of buttered popcorn. Ritchie always seems to have a higher degree of minerality than other Aubert chardonnays and that's here. A bit of oak on the back end but it resolved a bit compared to when it first opened. Not a fruit driven wine. Long finish.
dkstar1 Likes this wine: (91 points)
August 14, 2014 - Fantastic. Full bodied with plenty of nuance. Drink now.
pdemaio wrote: (94 points)
August 9, 2014 - Still crisp and focused, but great secondary flavors have developed.
smphelps wrote: (91 points)
July 19, 2014 - Hazy sun gold. A bit tropical on the nose with pineapple and pine needles. Initially some evident oak but that dissipates or integrates quickly. Big and rich well balanced with great mouth feel. Ends darker and rich with vanilla, caramel and lemon custard.
Anonymous wrote: (95 points)
June 29, 2014 - Drinking beautifully, rich citrus fruit with stone, flint, and pine nut flavors, nice minerality, more integrated than when previously tasted, spectacular wine!
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
9/6/2010 (link) 92 points
(Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard) Light medium lemon yellow color; pear, peach, floral nose; complex and tasty pear, lemon, tart peach, apple, tart pineapple palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
- Vintage 2008
- Type White
- Producer Aubert
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Ritchie Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Coast
- Pending Delivery 31 (1%)
- In Cellars 1459 (52%)
- Consumed 1290 (46%)