One of the birthday bottles I opened for my 33rd. Aubert chardonnays, for me, are the total package. Aside from Marcassin (and even then, it’s not fair because the 2013 hasn’t been officially released yet), there is no other new world producer of Chardonnay I’d rather have. I opened this Eastside because it was in the home cellar and I didn’t feel like traveling to storage...good and bad scenario!
Opening their single vineyard chards this young (aside from Hudson), is normally a crime, but I read a lot of reviews of how good this was young and WOW are they right. Aromatically it sports Aubert’s signature lemon cream, ginger, honey roasted cashews and a slight reductive note. The palate shows plenty of lemon cream, marzipan, smoked lemon, and stone fruit like guava...what makes this a standout (like other Aubert chards), is the acidity and structure. Normally this would make a chard flabby or over the top, but it wears this profile so well. I could have polished this off with a straw.
My almost two-year old’s card in the background. 👌🏼 — 5 days ago
Finishing leftovers from Saturday. I have posted this previously and was not impressed per the level of white flowers on the palate.
This bottle same vintage is so much better, softer profile on the WF! Not sure why. 🤷♀️
Just wanted to present a fair rating; post 2 bottles of good vs. 1 bad. — a day ago