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A. P. Vin Pinot Noir 2012 Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey
Alban Syrah 2009 Lorraine Vineyard Edna Valley San Luis Obispo
Carlisle Zinfandel 2012 Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley
A. P. Vin Pinot Noir 2012 Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey

Wine Rating:  WS=93
Retail: $52.99
$46.99 On Sale!

Alban Syrah 2009 Lorraine Vineyard Edna Valley San Luis Obispo

Wine Rating:  RP=97
Retail: $319.00
$299.00 On Sale!

Carlisle Zinfandel 2012 Montafi Ranch Russian River Valley

Wine Rating:  RP=93-95
Retail: $79.99
$69.99 On Sale!

Harlan Estate Proprietary Red 2010 "The Maiden" Oakville Napa Valley
Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 "The Lark" Estate Vineyard Napa Valley
Peter Michael Chardonnay 2012 "Belle Cote" Knights Valley Sonoma County
Harlan Estate Proprietary Red 2010 "The Maiden" Oakville Napa Valley

Wine Rating:  RP=92
Retail: $369.00
$319.00 On Sale!

Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 "The Lark" Estate Vineyard Napa Valley

Wine Rating:  RP=95+
Retail: $339.00
$299.00 On Sale!

Peter Michael Chardonnay 2012 "Belle Cote" Knights Valley Sonoma County

Wine Rating:  RP=98-100
Retail: $199.00
$189.00 On Sale!

Saxum Syrah 2011 "Bone Rock" James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Napa Valley
Sine Qua Non Grenache 2011 "Dark Blossom" California
Saxum Syrah 2011 "Bone Rock" James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles

Wine Rating:  RP=98-100
Retail: $249.00
$225.00 On Sale!

Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Napa Valley

Wine Rating:  RP=91-94
Retail: $1,889.00
$1,619.00 On Sale!

Sine Qua Non Grenache 2011 "Dark Blossom" California

Wine Rating:  RP=96-98
Retail: $319.00
$299.00 On Sale!

Aubert 2012 Eastside Vineyard Chardonnay

Chardonnay came back in a big way in vintage 2012 and Mark Aubert was certainly on his game, based on the blockbuster results he produced with the recent release of his 2012 Chardonnay wines.

Aubert is revered for his outstanding vineyard-designate estate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, as well as for those sourced from various other vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast, to which few others have access.

Aubertís passion for Eastside Vineyard begins with its rocky slopes and cobbled soil, and ends with the small, concentrated clusters that these vines struggle to produce each year. Distinctive site-specific undertones with complex fruit-driven overtones exemplify an Aubert wine and make Eastside worthy of annual vineyard designate.

The Eastside Chardonnay was harvested right as the flavors peaked. The 2012 vintageís warm days and cool nights in the Russian River led grapes to an intense concentration. Each block was picked at night, and a mere twelve hours later, the fresh juice was in barrel. Fermentation was conducted in barrel and took a lengthy four months to complete. The wine was aged in 75% new French oak barrels for 12 months, and then carefully racked to tank. The wine was then left to clarify for another three months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The result is another profound effort of soil-induced nuances and amplified textures.

Here is what Robert Parker had to say about the Aubert 2012 Eastside Chardonnay:

99-100 POINTS ROBERT PARKERíS WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2012 Chardonnay East Side, a vineyard owned by top viticulturist Ulises Valdez, is a 1,000-case cuvee that reveals a liquified wet stone character intermixed with notes of white currants, quince, honeysuckle, pineapple and peach marmalade. Strong minerality as well as a remarkable finish make this a candidate for perfection.Ē



Wine Rating Legend

RP = Robert Parker WS = Wine Spectator JH = James Haliday ST = Stephan Tanzer AG = Antonio Galloni