2016 Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay [WA98-100][JD99][V95]

2016 Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay

2016 Aubert Sugar Shack Chardonnay [WA98-100][JD99][V95]

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Producer: Aubert Wines 
Region: Napa ValleyCalifornia 
Varietal: Chardonnay  
Year: 2016  

Wine Advocate, 98-100 Points

"The 2016 Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate is opulent straight out of the gate, with stunning orange peel, candied ginger, nutmeg and ripe apricot with touches of cashews and croissant. The full-bodied palate explodes with expressive bread, nut, spice and stone fruit layers, marked by a lively line of acid that lifts the fruit and gives a long, gregarious finish." 

Jeb Dunnuck, 99 Points 

"The 2016 Chardonnay Sugar Shack Estate comes from a site in Napa Valley (it’s all Montrachet clone, and the vineyard is farmed by David Abreu) and is undeniably the most opulent and sexy in the lineup. Huge orchard fruits, lemon curd, white flowers, and orange liqueur notes give way to an opulent, thick and layered beauty that still just glides across the palate, with no sense of heaviness. While it was brought up in 80% new French oak, it’s absorbed every bit of it and is just a heavenly Chardonnay that could come from nowhere else.

Vinous, 95 Points 

"The 2016 Chardonnay Sugar Shack is one the more exuberant wines in this range. Orange blossom, honey, wild flowers and apricot are all laced together in this decidedly bold, ample Chardonnay. The Sugar Shack emerges from Aubert's home ranch in Rutherford, planted with Montrachet clone. The balance of fruit and acids is terrific. Even so, the Sugar Shack will appeal most to readers who appreciate the flamboyant side of California Chardonnay." 

Alcohol: 15% 

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