Aubert Lauren Vineyard Chardonnay 2015
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|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
The 2015 Lauren Estate Chardonnay is the quintessential Aubert Chardonnay: rich, ripe and irresistible. Please note the greenish hue on the edge of the glass, which is indicative of the health of the wine. Complex aromas of bergamot, lemon custard and petrichor. Flavors of mandarin orange, bergamot and lime oil are a veritable citrus circus on the palate. In spite of the great acidity the wine remains lush and long, leading me to think this wine will be timeless. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
A touch closed and youthfully shy to begin, the 2015 Chardonnay Lauren Estate soon powers up to reveal intense grapefruit, citrus peel, yuzu and honeyed pear notes over suggestions of crushed stones, struck match, baking bread and lemongrass. The palate is fine, fresh, elegant and incredibly layered, with the tightly wound layers offering glimpses at incredible depth, finishing long and minerally. Consider holding on to this one for another couple of years and drinking it over the next 12+.
Rich and creamy, elegant and refined, with a complex mix of fig-tinged citrus, green apple, honeydew, ginger cookie and spicy oak flavors. Ends with a touch of pithy citrus skin and excellent length. Drink now through 2020. 889 cases made.