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2017 Aubert "Eastside Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

SKU #1398238 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Eastside is a warmer site in Russian River that is composed of very rocky, gravelly soils and planted to Montrachet clone. It is usually harvested second, after Sugar Shack. The 2017 Chardonnay Eastside struts out of the glass with confident notes of green guava, honeydew melon, fresh nectarine and lemonade plus touches of struck match, brioche, roasted almonds and candied ginger. Full-bodied, the palate has amazing concentration and energy, giving mouth-coating citrus and tropical fruit flavors, finishing fantastically long and mineral laced. (LPB) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

98 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard is one of the more overt wines in this range. Lemon confit, tangerine, marzipan, white flowers all develop in this overt, plush Chardonnay. This Russian River site, planted with Montrachet clone Chardonnay, yields wines of real distinction. The 2017 was breathtaking when I tasted it from tank prior to bottling. It is all that, and more, today. What a wine! (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of dried apple, corn husk and white truffle follow through to a full body and rich, opulent flavors. Lightly oily and juicy. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Big, rich and powerful, featuring concentrated flavors of apple pastry, ripe pear and dried tropical fruits. Very toasty midpalate, with buttery accents on the finish. (KM) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

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