Aubert UV SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Aubert UV SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 750ml
SKU: 14088

Aubert UV SL Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

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The 2021 UV-SL is a testament to the complexity and grace achievable with heritage clones planted in a wild, mountainous terrain. Savory and dense, the wine is a kaleidoscope of white tea, pastry shell, and a flinty mineral edge. The wine effortlessly dances between bright, crystalline florals and orchard fruits, and a serious, saline frame that evolves in the glass to something much greater than the sum of its parts. The purity and length of its composition will effortlessly carry the wine in the cellar for the coming 10 to 15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
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The 2021 Chardonnay UV-SL comes from largely Goldridge soils in parcels owned and managed by the Valdez family (UV being the initials of Ulises Valdez, Aubert's frequent vineyard collaborator, who died in 2018). There are 2,000 cases of this elixir, which offers up classic notes of toasted hazelnuts, white peaches and citrus zest. It's full-bodied, rich and opulent yet contained and controlled, with great silky length and energy. Aubert describes the oak thusly: "The oak is perfect. It just kisses you with a bit of vanilla and cookie dough." The wine is certainly delicious, and thinking back on it, I wonder if my rating is a bit conservative.

December 30, 2022
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The 2021 Chardonnay UV-SL Vineyard is one of the more exotic wines in the range. Initially a bit ethereal, the 2021 opens beautifully on the mid-palate and finish, where it shows tremendous breadth and notable mineral intensity. The UV-SL is not quite as obvious as some of the other wines in this range, but its pedigree is evident. There's real density here, and tons of class.

December 2022

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