Aubert 2005 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

Mark Aubert’s 2005 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard opens with the most striking bouquet imaginable. Orange peel, almonds, smoke, orange peel and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that come alive in a fresh, vibrant Chardonnay that still has at least a few years of superb drinking ahead of it. Crystalline and beautifully nuanced, the 2005 Lauren is superb today. Layers of flavor build to the explosive finish. The magnificent, deeply expressive Lauren Chardonnay is absolutely glorious today. 96/Drinking window: 2015-2020. 

--Antonio Galloni