2005 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay - 750ml

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2005 Aubert Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay - 98 Pts!
Our winemaking process is carefully guided by a winemaker with a farmer’s heart and artisan’s soul. The essence of making great wine is rooted in a relationship with the land – it’s about the soil, about growing, about nurturing, about farming. We look to nature for guidance and to science for insight, as we craft wine with minimal intervention so a sense of place is elegantly reflected in every bottle of Aubert wine. We believe the intellectual pursuit of winemaking has to be of the highest, most profound level of quality.

The essence of making great wine is rooted in a relationship with the land — it’s about the soil, about growing, about nurturing, about farming. Mark Aubert

Product Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2005
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Aubert
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker 98 RP - While Mark Aubert no longer produces wines from the famed Ritchie vineyard, in the past it produced a fantastic string of classic Aubert-style, age-worthy Chardonnays from 30+-year-old Old Wente clone vines. The 2005 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard has a bright, lemon-gold color with a slightly green tinge at the rim. The nose is beautifully perfumed, featuring jasmine and honeysuckle notes over a core of apple pie, poached pears and chalk dust with hints of praline and croissant. The palate is rich, decadently oily with tons of seductive apple and spice layers and a racy line, finishing very long and complex. Aging at a glacial pace, this Chardonnay still has a good decade of cellaring left at least! RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 93 WS - Beautifully crafted, this is rich, intense and focused, with a complex mix of ripe, vibrant green apple, pear, melon and spice, picking up a subtle honeyed edge on the finish.  

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2005
Rating 98 RP - 93 WS
Barrels
French Oak (new to one time use 70% - 30%)
Style
Burgundian
Owners
Mark & Teresa Aubert
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Aubert
Winemaker
Mark Aubert
Production
1080 cases (approx)

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