Ritchie Vineyards' 2001 Aubert Chardonnay sells for $90.00 to $110.00 per bottle in fine wine stores and has a Wine Spectator rating of 95 points.
This elegant Chardonnay is actually a study in balance because it manages to be complex, clear, and deep all at the same time. A scent of the 2001 Aubert offers you a bouquet of flavors with hints of oak and toasted vanillas and then rolls its way through your senses to tickle the back of your throat in a tease of more delicacies to come. As you taste, this wine hits your tongue like a mountain rainstorm with rolling peals of flavor echoing off of the roof of your mouth. Again, the balance of fruit and acidity is subtle and intricate. The finish to this wine is amazing. Hints of zesty citrus and melon with a taste of spice close out your taste in high style. When pairing this new standard with music, we suggest Wyndham Hill recording artist George Winston's first album "December". Mr. Winston is a musician who also understands balance and plays the piano with the same mixture of complexity and clarity found in a glass of the Aubert. The wine maker, Mark Aubert, has over fifteen years of wine making experience with stints at Rutherford Hills, MontiCello Cellars, Peter Michael Winery, and Colgin Cellars and in 2000 he started Aubert Wines.
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