Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.5

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

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Hugh O'Riordan

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33b day! I’ll give you the advice my father gave me over 50 years ago . We were drinking wine and he told me “ just remember I’m enjoying this wine as much as you. “
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: Great wine, Shay!
Shay A

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Thanks everyone!

Dehlinger Winery

Estate Bottled Goldridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. This lush, elegant and meaty wine reminded me of our Pisoni tasting and was my #1. simply outstanding. — 4 days ago

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Dehlinger Winery

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. I found this to be delicious and my #4 of 10 — 4 days ago

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Balletto Vineyards

Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019

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

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Neil Valenzuela

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Hey! I belong to this wine club. Cheers!
Trixie

Trixie

You just have discerning taste! @Dawn E. 😃🍷

Dehlinger Winery

Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. I found this to be super fragrant but a bit short on the palate - #5 for me. — 4 days ago

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Dehlinger Winery

Old Vines Altamont Pinot Noir 2009

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. Wow - what a nose and on the palate. My #2 of 10 — 4 days ago

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Daron Watson

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Which Vintage?
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Dude!!!
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@Daron Watson It was the 2009. Interestingly, all the 2007s were the lowest ranked of the vintages and the 2009s at the too.

Dehlinger Winery

Altamont Pinot Noir 2010

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. So this one was very confusin, it kept fading in and out. As such I rated it #8 of 10 — 4 days ago

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Fantastic lined up

Dehlinger Winery

Goldridge Vineyard 33 Year Old Vines Pinot Noir 2007

Tasting of 10 of the 2007-2011 Dehlinger Pinots. Eva Delingher was kind enough to join our tasting and answer all of our random questions. Found this to be a bit shut down. Loved the pristine color, however. My #6 of 10. — 4 days ago

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Joseph Jewell

Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Excellent! Lovely red fruit, and earthy notes with a light touch of vanilla on the finish. No rush to drink and definitely decant or open for a while before drinking. I did a pnp and it noticeably opened up with more air. — 11 days ago

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Russian River Brewing Company

Mind Circus Hazy IPA

They’re always so good. Still can’t understand how there can be such a lovely hop flavor unlike all the others out there trying to compete who has the highest IBU lol — 4 days ago

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