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Aubert Sugar Shack Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

$149.99

SKU 08715

750ml

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The 2015 Sugar Shack Estate Chardonnay is a wine of immense proportion and is a thrill to drink. Full of brazen character, it astonishingly never crosses the line. Please note the greenish hue on the edge of the glass, which is indicative of the health of the wine. An inviting nose of honeyed citrus, candle wax, florals and a hint of bacon fat. Flavors focus on golden apple juice with baking spice and fennel adding complexity. A creamy texture frames the tasting experience, while the acid wash keeps this liquid confection lively and in check. The 2015 Sugar Shack will probably last a decade, but why wait? The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Aubert
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Wine AdvocateFrom his only vineyard in Napa, the 2015 Chardonnay Sugar Shack is a hedonist's delight. Fragrant, exotic notes of mango, orange marmalade, nectarine and pineapple soar from the glass of this full-bodied, beautifully fruited Chardonnay that shows not a trace of oak, has great acidity, and an almost vibrant energy-driven style that is remarkable. This is always one of my favorite cuvées to taste, and I have been a buyer every year that he's been producing it. Again, this sees 100% new oak, but you would never know it.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2015