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2008 Aubert - Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast - White

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

Mark Aubert's four Sonoma Coast vineyard-designate Chardonnays - Lauren, Reuling, Quarry and Ritchie - have risen to cult status at a dizzying speed. Production is a limited 4,000 cases and the wines are available via the winery's mailing list. Aubert's career in winemaking reads like a fantasy, with his 1989 start as assistant winemaker at More »

Score
97
WA 95
IWC 93
WS 96
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2015 WS: 2010-2015
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 150

($80; 15.1% alcohol) Deep, slightly hazy yellow. Vibrant aromas of orange rind, dried lemon, crushed stone and floral oils. Round, sweet and lush but with a firm spine of acidity providing shape. The wine's sexy sweetness and fruit intensity are nicely counterpointed by a saline minerality. More opulent than the Lauren but perhaps not quite as gripping on the finish.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 193

The 2008 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard comes from 30+ year old vines of the Old Wente clone, which was apparently a suitcase clone taken from Louis Latour's parcels in Corton-Charlemagne, just north of Beaune. It exhibits a beautiful honeyed citrus, nectarine, crushed rock, honeysuckle and tropical fruit blossom-scented bouquet, terrific stuffing, good acidity and wonderful density as well as richness. Because of the tiny yields in that vintage, the 2008s tend to be more concentrated than the 2009s, which are more elegant, lower in alcohol and not quite as dense.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Bold, rich and expressive, layered and complex, offering tiers of ripe citrus and lemon peel, pear and melon, with touches of hazelnut and spice. Ends with a rich, smoky butterscotch flavor that gives this added dimension.

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Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.714%
Tasted On 09/08/2013
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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.638%
Tasted On 07/21/2012

Terrific.

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Author cochrane78
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.312%
Tasted On 05/15/2012
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Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.256%
Tasted On 11/19/2011

Fantastic chard, with tons of smokey hazelnut, blood orange, spicebox, and tropical fruits, with a silky smooth palate that only got better with air.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 88.312%
Tasted On 02/20/2011
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Author Sherri
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 10/07/2010
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Author CBS Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.304%
Tasted On 11/13/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2015
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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.549%
Tasted On 06/16/2010
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