Aubert Lauren Estate 2013

$165.00
$156.75

SKU 2153

750ml

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Mark Aubert graduated from St. Helena High and Fresno State with a degree in enology and a double minor in viticulture and chemistry. He then went on to work his way up to winemaker at Rutherford Hill, Monticello Cellars, Peter Michael, and Colgin, twice succeeding Helen Turley. Presently focusing on his own label with traditions deeply entrenched in Californian and Burgundian techniques, Mark has planted a 7 acre chardonnay vineyard on the Vine Hill appellation near Forestville-Sonoma, as well as another 6 acres of chardonnay and 1.5 acres of pinot noir at a vineyard down the street. In addition to Aubert Wines, Mark Aubert works with Bryant Family Vineyards.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Brand Aubert
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe rich, prodigious, full-bodied 2013 Pinot Noir UV, made from the Calera and Vosne-Romanée clones, is a denser, richer wine offering abundant notes of blueberries, blackberries, forest floor and strong hints of Asian hoisin sauce, dark fruits and forest floor. There are approximately 1,000 cases of this sensational Pinot, which Mark Aubert decanted 12 hours in advance of my visit. There is not a trace of new oak in this wine, which spent 10 months in 100% new barrels. Like all the 2013 Pinot Noirs, it has a decade or more of aging potential.

Robert Parker, December 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRipe and juicy, with a rich, zesty mix of tar- and graphite-laced plum and blueberry flavors, which are supple-textured and firming nicely on the finish. The tannins show a touch of stemminess. Drink now through 2020.

James Laube, May 31, 2016