aubert pinot noir uv-sl vineyard '19
Mark Aubert's Tasting Notes:
"The 2019 UV-SL Pinot Noir ascends from the glass with a rush of crushed blueberries, summer fig, and garrigue accented by cardamom and pine forest perfume. Flavors focus on black fruits, sappy berries, and an ethereal note of iron-laden soil. The tannins are ripe and refined with the elegance and energy of the vintage on full display at the finish. This is a transcendent Pinot and the harmony of its parts promises a long evolution. Suggested drinking window is 2021 through 2034."
Vinous: 96 Points
"The 2019 Pinot Noir UV-SL Vineyard brings together some of the aromatic breadth of the UV with the textural resonance of the CIX. Rose petal, lavender, spice, menthol, kirsch and dark cherry fruit build in a Pinot that balances density, power and energy. Rich and layered in the glass, with striking inner perfume, the UV-SL is superb."
>BR> Wine Advocate: 96 Points "The 2019 Pinot Noir UV-SL Vineyard comes from vines planted in 2006. The wine was bottled at the beginning of July 2020. Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, it starts out with beguiling scent notions of crushed rocks, tilled soil, truffles and garrigue over a core of kirsch, red currant jelly and black raspberries before giving way to a spicy, fragrant perfume of cardamom, Provence herbs and lavender. The full-bodied palate is super intense and fantastically layered, offering a rock-solid backbone of racy freshness and firm, fine-grained tannins."