aubert sonoma coast chardonnay 750ml '19
Park Avenue elicits thoughts of icons, history, towers, and titans. Nestled between our `Lauren' and `CIX' Estate Vineyards, Park Avenue was our fourth Estate Vineyard to be planted and fifth to come into production. It shares the same hillside and exposure as Lauren, but has a distinctly different stretch of ancient seabed and subsoils.
As the newest addition to the Aubert Estates, the 2019 Park Avenue Chardonnay makes an exhilarating debut with attractive aromatics of citrus oils, green orchard fruit, key lime sorbet, and spiced white tea. The mineral sense and stain on the palate articulate the distinction of the vineyard site. The greenish hue on the edge of the glass is reflective of the wine's health and youthful splendor. This is a stunning wine to drink now or hold for 10 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
"The 2019 Chardonnay Park Avenue leaps out of the glass with provocative notes of white peaches, fresh pears, lemon curd and chalk dust plus spicy hints of coriander seed, nutmeg and white pepper. The full-bodied palate is super intense with wonderful tension and lots of mineral accents to the concentrated flavors, finishing with epic length and long-lingering spicy kick."
100 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Powerfully fresh, with hints of brioche to the rich white fruit and spice flavors that are packed with rich acidity. Creamy midpalate, with a long, mineral-filled finish that shows accents of sage and hints of anise."
95 points, Wine Spectator