2022 AUBERT SUGAR SHACK ESTATE VINEYARD NAPA CHARDONNAY

$170.00

From The Wine Independent, “The 2022 Sugar Shack was tasted as a barrel sample. Wow — the nose pops with citrus notes of lime cordial, lemon curd, and kumquat giving way to hints of shaved almonds, jasmine tea, and beeswax with a touch of sea spray. The full-bodied palate delivers beautiful tension and a satiny texture, with tightly wound citrus and mineral layers, finishing long and chalky. This is the Montrachet clone – what Mark calls “the citrus circus” clone. There are about 5 acres in total and the vines are protected by shade cloth – it is a very pampered vineyard.” The Wine Independent 99 POINTS

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2022 AUBERT SUGAR SHACK ESTATE VINEYARD NAPA CHARDONNAY

Winery Notes: “The 2022 Sugar Shack is bright and inviting, with juicy Yubari melon, nectarine, and starfruit aromas bursting from the glass. Intricate details emerge as the wine evolves, revealing notes of rose, stem ginger, and a persistent stony minerality. On the palate the rich, satiny texture exemplifies the generosity of the vintage. This is a fabulous wine to enjoy over the next 10 to 15 years. The wine is slightly hazy showing our commitment to minimal intervention winemaking.

We set out to move a mountain; to narrow the stylistic differences between Napa and Sonoma Chardonnays.  The clone specifically selected for our Rutherford site, Sugar Shack, is expressive of its terroir and can maintain high acidity levels.  These qualities allow the resulting wine to express characteristics similar to its Sonoma cousins.”