The 2018 Aubert Chardonnay UV-SL is an extraordinary wine that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of winemaker Mark Aubert. With a brilliant, pale gold color, it captivates the eye from the moment it's poured. The nose is a captivating bouquet of vibrant aromas, featuring layers of tropical fruits such as pineapple, guava, and ripe mango, complemented by subtle hints of vanilla and toasted almonds. On the palate, this Chardonnay unveils a rich and opulent texture, with flavors of baked apple, pear, and lemon curd that mingle seamlessly with a touch of hazelnut and a creamy, buttery note. The wine's impeccable balance of acidity provides a refreshing lift and highlights its purity and elegance. The finish is remarkably long and satisfying, leaving an enduring impression of citrus zest and a hint of butterscotch. This Chardonnay from the UV-SL Vineyard is a true testament to the greatness of California's Sonoma Coast terroir, and it is sure to leave a lasting memory on any discerning palate.
Robert Parker - 98 Points
"The 2018 Chardonnay UV-SL springs from the glass with wonderfully intense notes of candied orange peel, pink grapefruit and white peaches with suggestions of crème caramel and spice cake plus compelling sparks of yuzu zest and wet pebbles. The full-bodied palate is remarkably elegant with a gorgeous satiny texture and fantastic tension delivering a very long, energetic finish."
Antonio Galloni - (94-97) Points
"The 2018 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard is ample, dramatic and textured in the glass, with tons of volume as well as resonance. Lemon peel, pineapple, white flowers, orchard fruit and mint all flesh out in this unabashedly opulent, richly textured Chardonnay. The UV-SL is bold and beautiful to the core."