Aubert Wines Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2008

  • WA
    93
  • WS
    93
  • IWC
    91
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Region:
California : Sonoma County : Sonoma Coast
Producer:
Aubert Wines
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90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$119.00
Quantity Available: 1

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Reviews

  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    February 2011
    93 The 2008 Pinot Noir Reuling Vineyard is a bigger, richer, denser wine exhibiting a medium ruby color as well as notes of forest floor, fresh mushrooms, raspberries, black currants and spring flowers. With excellent depth and richness, it is best drunk over the next 5-6 years. Mark Aubert’s brilliant Chardonnays continue to place this winery in California’s top Chardonnay hierarchy, sharing the same rarified air as Marcassin, Kongsgaard, Peter Michael, Luc Morlet, Kistler, Hartford Court and DuMol. These cool climate, usually hillside sites on the Sonoma Coast are cropped low, the wines are fermented in new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. I am on Aubert’s mailing list, and while I never seem to have enough wines to age very long, a recent tasting of his 2004s revealed them to still be in splendid condition. With a few noteworthy exceptions, aging California Chardonnay beyond a decade is a fool’s game, but certain older Marcassin and Mt. Eden Chardonnays have impressively stood the test of time. I am sure Aubert’s would also, but who can defer their gratification that long?
  • Wine Spectator

    James Laube
    October 15, 2011
    93 Firm, intense and concentrated, with a tight, rich band of vivid blackberry and wild berry flavors. This is full-bodied, tightening on the finish, where the tannins add a measure of backbone. Drink now through 2018. 274 cases made.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2010
    91 Good deep red. Explosive aromas of crushed cherry and raspberry, sassafras and black tea, lifted by a floral element. Then sappy, spicy and rich in the mouth, with a chewy saline quality, an intriguing iron note and plenty of alcoholic power. This big boy is currently showing more texture and soil character than sweet primary fruit. Finishes with dusty tannins that will require patience.