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Aubert Eastside Chardonnay 2018
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Aubert Eastside Chardonnay 2018

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The 2018 Eastside is a beguiling elixir of lime zest, candied green apple, nectarine preserves, and liquid stone. The palate is forward and succulent with a core of white orchard fruits accented by notes of citrus powder and umami essence. This wine is powerful and complex with a precise acid backbone leading to a long finish. Cellar this wine with confidence for 10 to 15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from a warmer site in the Russian River Valley (off Eastside Road) planted all to the Montrachet clone of Chardonnay, the 2018 Chardonnay Eastside reveals incredible intensity in its buttered citrus, white peach, nectarine, white flowers, stony minerality, and almond paste-laced aromas and flavors. A rich, powerful, straight- up awesome Chardonnay, it has riveting focus and precision paired with that richness and opulence that Mark Aubert seems to find in just about every vintage. Magical stuff in every sense, I always find it amazing that the Aubert Chardonnays are brought up in new French oak, yet you never find obvious oak, and the wines have an incredible sense of minerality and elegance, yet with power!

Wine Advocate
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Eastside is a warmer site in Russian River that is composed of very rocky, gravelly soils and planted to Montrachet clone. It is usually harvested second, after Sugar Shack. Wow-the 2018 Chardonnay Eastside has a truly compelling hazelnut/praline character with a core of spice cake, apple pie, peach preserves and clotted cream plus suggestions of cloves, allspice and brioche. Full-bodied, the palate is a powerhouse of savory layers, lifted by fantastic freshness and allowing the beautifully pristine apple and peach flavors to kick in on the long, long finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019
Vinous
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The 2018 Chardonnay Eastside Vineyard is a total stunner. Rich, ample and phenolic in feel, the 2018 possesses tremendous resonance in all of its dimensions. Orange peel, spice, mint, toast and hazelnut all build in this creamy, super-expressive Chardonnay. Today, the Eastside Vineyard just dazzles.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020
Wine Spectator
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A vibrantly crisp version, with notes of dried savory herbs to the freshly cut green apple and Asian pear flavors. Offers intense minerality, showing smoky accents on the powerful and well-structured finish. Best from 2022 through 2026. 852 cases made.

Kim Marcus, April 1, 2020