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Aubert - Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard
The 2006 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard looks to be the best of the litter, so to speak, in this vintage. Striking liquid minerality intermixed with quince, citrus blossom, crushed rocks, and white flowers are all present in this exceptionally concentrated, beautifully pure Chardonnay that, despite being aged in 100% new oak, reveals very little oak. This is another spectacular Chardonnay from Mark Aubert. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years, as I suspect these 2006s are on a faster evolutionary track than the 2005s. Obviously, there is no 2006 Quarry or Reuling Chardonnay.