2003 Aubert Chardonnay Quarry Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2005 - 2010 (Edit)
CT93.2 56 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • 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)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

    (Aubert Wines Chardonnay The Quarry Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White
  • Producer Aubert
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Quarry Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 156 (32%)
  • Consumed 330 (68%)

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