2018 Aubert Chardonnay Powder House
Region: Sonoma County
Cépage: Chardonnay (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 96-99 (RP); 97 (JD)
"The second vintage of this wine, the 2018 Chardonnay Powder House comes from eight acres of what are now estate-owned vines planted in 2013, to Hyde Old Wente and Mt. Eden clones on Goldridge soils. The vineyard is located in downtown Forestville, right across from the high school. The nose bursts from the glass with notes of lemon meringue pie, lime curd, tangerine peel and candied ginger plus touches of lightly browned toast, cashews and a waft of cedar. The full-bodied palate starts out gentle and floral, expanding into a citrus explosion on the finish, featuring a wicked backbone of freshness and loads of compelling savory sparks that will keep you coming back for more."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 10/19