2017 Aubert "CIX" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (750ml)

2017 Aubert "CIX" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (750ml)

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99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Planted in 2008 to Montrachet clone, the 2017 Chardonnay CIX Estate is so delightfully savory, you could make a whole meal of it! It opens with bags of praline, pain grille, allspice and dill seed notions over a core of baked apples, pear tart, aniseed and lime leaves plus a touch of sea spray. Full-bodied, the palate has fantastic texture with a little chewy grip countering the slight oiliness and supporting the savory layers beautifully, finishing long and refreshing. Man, I just personally love the style of this wine! (LPB) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Layered and characterful. Phenolic and structured. Full body. Tight and beautiful. Even chewy with sliced peach pie, lemon rind and apples. White truffle. Tangy and vivid. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (12/2019)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The Chardonnay CIX Vineyard is yet another positively brilliant wine in this line up of 2017 Chardonnays from Mark Aubert. Lemon oil, tangerine, dried flowers, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all meld together in a rich, ample wine endowed with tremendous purity and textural depth. Tropical overtones add further shades of nuance. In a word: stunning. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Suave and rich-tasting, with concentrated flavors of dried pear, baked apple and melon that offer a lilting creaminess. Plush and well-spiced on the unctuous finish. (KM) Inner quote mark (7/2019)