Uncorked for an hour then decanted for 20 minutes before serving. Big wine, and while I paired with lobster tails poached in butter and champagne, it really needed something like a chicken or pasta dish. Plenty of acidity holding it all together, but in the end more oak than fruit kept it from being a favorite.
The Aubert was popped and poured with very thick legs with Justin at home. The wine had a golden straw color. On the nose, the wine had very concentrated and expressive notes of coconut, butter, crème brûlée, peaches and honey. Great extraction. The structure was multi-layered and the wine was effortless, despite the strong presence of alcohol (15.1% ABV!). On the palate, there was a strong honeyed taste supported by straw, butter, peaches, citrus and soy. Finish was very long and the alcohol burn was still apparent but without much acidity. Incredibly charming stuff from Aubert nonetheless.
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(Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard) Light golden yellow color; mature, buttery, saffron nose; buttery, tart lemon, ripe pear, poached pear palate with more acidity than the '04; medium-plus finish 92+ points
(Aubert Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard) Bright canary yellow color with green tinge; lime, lime flower, vanilla oak nose; tasty, a little tight, lime cream and tart citrus palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
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