2005 Aubert Reuling Pinot Noir - 95 Pts! The 2005 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard reminds me of a top DRC Richebourg. Of course this is made from the famed Calera clone of Pinot Noir which was suitcased in from one of the most renowned vineyards in Burgundy. The wine exhibits that beautiful sweet black currant flowery nose with sweet black raspberry and very ripe cherry notes intermixed with spring flowers and some spice from the wood. A wine of considerable opulence complexity and tremendously savory expansive texture this wine should drink beautifully for at least a decade. Mark Aubert is on the move leaving Colgin Winery in favor of working for the Bryant Family Vineyard while at the same time producing some of the world's greatest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. He seems to have a plate filled with both potential and stress. The bad news is that one of his suppliers decided his Chardonnays were just too profound for the Quarry Vineyard and will no longer sell him fruit from that source and in 2006 there was so little Reuling available that cuvee was not made either. In short there are two fewer Chardonnays for the 2006 vintage! Nevertheless those who got on the mailing list and secured some of his 2005 Chardonnays have some of the finest Chardonnays ever made in California at their beck and call. Of course these are made from old Wente clones of Chardonnay given full malolactic aged on their lees and bottled with no clarification. RP We believe the Aubert Pinots are simply the best Pinot made in the US........hands down our choice! Cult Wine rule applies..........find it........buy it.......drink it!