Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.523 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
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. 👌🏼

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. 👌🏼

Apr 16th, 2021
David L

17’ Aubert Eastside. Each year I have a favorite from the vintage. Generally enjoy my Aubert chards 4/7 years of age. This thus far is my favorite 17 from Mark. 15-17s seems to be much more approachable young.

17’ Aubert Eastside. Each year I have a favorite from the vintage. Generally enjoy my Aubert chards 4/7 years of age. This thus far is my favorite 17 from Mark. 15-17s seems to be much more approachable young.

Feb 7th, 2021
David L

Simply wow. Dare I say even better next year.!?!

Simply wow. Dare I say even better next year.!?!

Nov 22nd, 2020
Ron R
9.5

First quaff of the week...
Nose displays fresh cut flowers and caramel. Palate is chameleon like, starting with honeycomb, summers day and sea spray. Light and breezy with a light texture. Finishes long with moderate sweetness. These wines are worth every cent, and some.

First quaff of the week...
Nose displays fresh cut flowers and caramel. Palate is chameleon like, starting with honeycomb, summers day and sea spray. Light and breezy with a light texture. Finishes long with moderate sweetness. These wines are worth every cent, and some.

May 8th, 2020
Ron R
9.4

Few U.S. based chards equal the structure and precision that Aubert delivers. It’s a multiplier when you are in Montego Bay with your soul mate!
Love her so much...

Few U.S. based chards equal the structure and precision that Aubert delivers. It’s a multiplier when you are in Montego Bay with your soul mate!
Love her so much...

May 16th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium lemon-green; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon curd, white peach, pineapple custard, organic earth, funk; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of lemon curd, underripe stone fruit, funk, organic earth, pineapple custard; long finish, concentrated flavors, complex fruit and creamy texture, outstanding

Medium lemon-green; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon curd, white peach, pineapple custard, organic earth, funk; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of lemon curd, underripe stone fruit, funk, organic earth, pineapple custard; long finish, concentrated flavors, complex fruit and creamy texture, outstanding

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2019
John A
9.5

Smacks you in the face and screams burgundy...then you ask yourself California chard....really???? Delicious and amazing.

Smacks you in the face and screams burgundy...then you ask yourself California chard....really???? Delicious and amazing.

May 10th, 2020
Eric L.

Very nice.

Very nice.

Apr 25th, 2020
John A
9.5

Just a huge fan of Aubert Chardonnays. Melons, honey, toasted almonds, followed by concentrated citrus and a long mineral finish

Just a huge fan of Aubert Chardonnays. Melons, honey, toasted almonds, followed by concentrated citrus and a long mineral finish

Nov 30th, 2019
Aaron Hamrock

Simply delicious. I don’t know how the Aubert’s do it year after year.

Simply delicious. I don’t know how the Aubert’s do it year after year.

Sep 14th, 2019